Swimming is an enjoyable sport for all ages . You can start your little toddler of six months and above to learn the technique of keeping afloat, overcome the fear of water and eventually be a very good swimmer as he grows. Even if you are an adult it is never too late to learn how to swim. Many classes are available for all ages worldwide.
Swimming as a Fun Sport
Swimming, being an aerobic activity helps burn calories, tighten muscles, keeps the heart healthy and pumping. It is a really fun sport which can be enjoyed by the whole family together.When you on summer vacation what could be more relaxing than being at the beach or poolside. Swimming is fun and yet has so many advantages on your health, burns calories depending on how long you swim, keeps the kids active and prevents obesity, its a sport that you can enjoy for a lifetime. No age restriction !!!!
Swimming Strokes and their Benefits
Breaststroke: The Breaststroke is the one that is taught to beginners. Once you have mastered this technique , the breaststroke helps burn calories and therefore keeps your weight in control to enjoy a good quality of life by keeping healthy.
Backstroke: The backstroke is the only swimming stroke that you swim on your back. This swimming stroke is very not a very fast but it is excellent for your back.
Butterfly Stroke: The Butterfly Stroke is a very powerful and tiring stroke to swim and its also known to be the most difficult one to learn. But once you have mastered this swimming stroke , it can be really fun. This is a very challenging swimming technique and it has an advantage on the back and lower limb muscles.
Freestyle Stroke: The Freestyle Stroke is the fastest swimming stroke. Once mastered its very graceful and has many benefits. This swimming stroke will strengthen and tone your muscles. Freestyle Stroke swimming is a total workout for your muscles.
In conclusion swimming has many health benefits and a wonderful yet fun way to keep your weight in control, strengthen your muscles, improve your sleep, good for your heart and lungs, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels and is sure to improve your mood. Swimming is not a costly sport and once you learn the technique you will be able to swim all your life.
I suggest, if you not a swimmer, register for swimming lessons for your entire family and enjoy the benefits of one of the most enjoyable and lovable sport to keep you slim, healthy and well toned.