Benefits of Swimming

The Verde at Greenbelt Station Blog, Greenbelt, MD  Swimming is a very popular summertime activity. It also has several benefits associated with it!

Swimming is a very popular summertime activity, but did you also know that there are several health benefits associated with it? The Verde at Greenbelt Station is highlighting a few of these benefits in today’s blog post. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to our outdoor swimming pool right here at our Greenbelt, MD apartment community.

 

Works Your Entire Body

Swimming is a full body workout that strengthens multiple areas of your body. Swimming increases your heart rate without stressing your body, tones your muscles, and builds both strength and endurance.

 

Works Your Insides

While your muscles are getting a good workout, your cardiovascular system is too. Swimming makes your heart and lungs strong. Researchers have shared that it may even reduce your risk of death; swimmers have about half the risk of death as inactive people. Some other studies have shown that swimming may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar.

 

Low Impact Exercise

Swimming is a low impact exercise, which makes it a great choice for individuals with arthritis, injuries, disabilities, or other issues that make high impact exercising difficult. You can get a great workout without putting very much pressure on your body or joints.

 

Burns Calories

Swimming is an efficient way to burn calories. A 160-pound person burns approximately 423 calories an hour while swimming laps at a low or moderate pace. That same person may burn up to 715 calories an hour swimming at a more vigorous pace. A 200-pound person doing the same activities would burn between 528 and 892 calories an hour. A 240-pound person might burn between 632 and 1,068.

 

Improves Your Sleep

Like exercise in general, swimming can help you sleep better. The weightless environment of swimming and other water workouts is the exact opposite of the harsh, stress-inducing impact of running on just about every joint in your body. Swimming is recommended for everyone from pregnant women to those with rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Start reaping the benefits of swimming today! Be sure to make use of the many other amenities available at our apartment community. Thanks for reading our post.

 

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