1. Swimming reduces stress levels and raises self-esteem
In a study conducted by Speedo, 74% of regular swimmers agree that swimming releases stress and tension; 68% stated that swimming boosted their self-esteem, while 70% felt mentally refreshed after a swimming workout.
2. Swimming improves your sleep
Swimmers are twice as likely to report having a good night’s sleep, according to a poll done by the National Sleep Foundation. Regular swimmers are less likely to report sleep problems, such as insomnia and waking too early.
3. Swimming is a low-impact exercise
While swimming, you carry ~10% of your body weight due to buoyancy within water. This creates much less stress on bones, joints, muscles and ligaments. Swimming is perfect ageing person whose body can no longer handle heavy impact exercise such as running or weight lifting.
4. Swimming strengthens muscles
Water resistance can be up to 44 times greater than air, which means you must work 44 times harder to move through it. Swimming is the cheapest exercise as there are no weights, pesky machines, or any need for expensive equipment.