The Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is an activity done during the summertime. Many people swim in order to escape the summer heat, but swimming can have many positive impacts on your health.

According to Harvard Health, swimming can improve your heart and lung health. As you swim your heart rate and breathing rate decline, this is because swimming trains your body to use oxygen more efficiently.

Swimming can be incredibly beneficial to your muscles, according to Harvard Health. Swimming requires you to use your arms, legs, and other muscle groups. Swimming significantly improves your muscle strength and flexibility.

There is also a meditative aspect to swimming. As you swim, your mind will drift and de-stress because you will be focusing on your breathing and your movements, according to Harvard Health. This stress release can positively impact your overall health.

Overall, swimming is a great exercise for your mind and body.  So go cool off from the summer heat and take a swim!

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