Swimming & Diving (1)
Swimming works your whole body. Each swimming stroke focuses on different muscle groups, and the water provides a gentle resistance. No matter what stroke you swim, you’re using most of your muscle groups to move your body through the water. Swimming works your insides as well. While your muscles are getting a good workout, your cardiovascular system is too. Swimming makes your heart and lungs stronger. Swimming builds up your bone mass, and also reduces inflammation and helps you address most chronic disorders. Swimming is so good for you, that researchers say it may even reduce your risk of death. Compared with inactive people, swimmers have about half the risk of death. Some other studies have shown that swimming may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. Swimming is appropriate for people with injuries, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses. It’s a good exercise option for people with asthma, and beneficial for people with MS as well.