We all know that swimming is a brilliant way for someone to exercise and that it is a great way to burn calories. You can reap the same rewards as running or other aerobic exercises, however, most people do not realise to what extent swimming can help.
In comparison, a ten-minute swimming session using butterfly stroke is the equivalent to 150 calories while running a ten-minute mile would burn 100 calories. With a variety of different types of strokes, it is perfect for any age and ability to accomplish.
Depending on the swimming stroke you choose to do, there are different targeted muscles, while the water provides a gentle resistance. Therefore due to this resistance, regardless of which stroke you end up doing, your body is still using its muscles to initially move through the water.
Increase your heart rate with lower risk
When you are swimming, the main benefit you will notice is that it works on your whole body. With every stroke, you do your heart rate is increased while at the same time your body is not experiencing the same impact which your joints would be if you were running or doing weights, so less stress.
If you go swimming regularly, you will soon find that your muscles tone and your strength increases. As you continue to go swimming your bodies endurance levels will improve and therefore making it easier the more often you participate in this activity.