Swimming Benefits

by | Sep 28, 2021 | Kids Activities

Water resistance:
• Water weighs 8lbs per gallon. Moving through water is like lifting weights!
• Improves strength and cardiovascular fitness.
• Compared to exercise on land, the same level of fitness can be attained in up to ½ the time! Water can be from 4 to 44 times more resistant than air, depending on how hard you work.
• Even athletes train in water because it produces resistance for every muscle group.
• Immersion in any water, chest deep, increases endurance. Hydrostatic pressure creates a compression on the chest wall, added to the increased blood volume, making it harder to breathe; about 60% harder when immersed to the neck. This strengthens all respiratory muscles, lowers stress hormones and turns out better land based performance and endurance
Low Impact:
• Swimming and exercising in water is low impact on joints – reducing injuries that other sports produce.
• Virtually no impact, as gravity is reduced to 10% of that on land.
Physical Health:
• Multiple studies link moderate exercise with improved immune system function.
• People that participate in moderate exercise are more resistant to both the cold and flu.
• When you sit or stand in warm water to your neck, buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure increase your flow of blood, while simultaneously decreasing your heart rate.
• Cardiac output is up to 30% higher. This is good for every organ in your body, including your skin, and for increased peripheral circulation.
• Warm water lowers blood pressure for all individuals, even those with hypertension. Arterial blood vessels relax when • adjusting to increased blood circulation.
• Swimming is one of the best whole body workouts, especially for small children. It incorporates all major muscle groups plus cardio!
Cognitive Function:
• Griffith University Study shows that children that participated in swimming lessons exhibited higher school readiness.
• One study of adults in mid-life and later life showed that after the six months of moderate exercise, several cognitive functions improved, including multitasking, cognitive flexibility, information processing efficiency and selective attention.
• Researchers speculate that the positive effects could come from improved blood flow to the brain,
Mental Health:
• Recent studies show that exercise improves body image, for both the fit and those less fit.
• Just by exercising, people have a more favorable view of their bodies.
• Exercise also stimulates the creation of new brain cells and enhances mood.
• Another new study confirms that exercise is the leading factor in preparing the brain to cope with stress in a calm manner.
So get your children swimming; it boosts their immune system, self-image, confidence, mood, intelligence and ability to handle stress! Contact Academy Swim Club (661)702-8585 or go to www.Swim4Life.com


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