Not only in summery temperatures invites water for swimming. Swimming is an absolutely popular sport around the globe. No wonder, considering that swimming is an ideal combination of stamina, muscle building and fat burning. Swimming is fun, lifts your mood and casually shapes your body as well.
Swimming: a sport for everyone
Water is a human element, about 60 to 70 percent of which we humans consist of. In the water, we just feel good, the water carries us, makes us float, so that we can feel as light as a feather. That's why swimming is a sport that is suitable for just about anyone. Whether baby, children, adults or seniors - for every age, there is a suitable technique for swimming, through which the body can be kept fit.
A baby can discover the world thanks to water
In the womb a baby is surrounded by fluid. It feels well and safe in the amniotic fluid. This feeling is also able to feel babies in the water after birth. Many swimming pools offer baby swimming, but of course it is not about teaching the baby as early as possible a technique in swimming. A baby learns in the water, because through the different properties that water has, the perception ability can be promoted. Heat, cold, wetness, buoyancy, resistance can be easily detected by a baby in the water.
If a child becomes accustomed to water early on, his or her characteristics as well as the proper handling or in the water, then the child will have a lot of fun in this sport even at school age. Swim can effortlessly promote muscle growth from a child.
Swimming gently trains the whole body
With a regular workout can be burned by swimming calories and fat. The positive thing about swimming: In this sport, our body is largely carried by the water so that being overweight does not affect the joints during exercise. In general, swimming is very gentle on the joints, so it is also suitable for people with problems on the knee, back pain or osteoarthritis.
But who now suspects that swimming is not exhausting, is wrong. Because swimming is so effective because you have to move against the resistance in the water. Therefore, depending on your age or state of health, the right swimming technique is the key to success. A classic swimming technique is breaststroke. Especially relaxing for the head, neck and back is the backstroke. When crawling a high demand of strength and endurance is required, as well as the dolphin style.
Throw stress overboard
No matter which technique or style you decide to swim in, who sticks to your training rules, you and your health are doing well. Because the feeling of floating in the water, this sport is also a good balance in stress.
As so often in sport is also true when swimming: Please do not exaggerate. Anyone who starts swimming or has not been active for a long time should start slowly and gradually increase. It is best to stick to a training plan, so that your own health can be positively influenced.
By the way: The activity of the legs while swimming supports the transport of blood to the heart so that swimming can also prevent diseases of the veins. Since swimming consumes a lot of energy, the blood sugar level can also be lowered, possibly reducing the risk of developing diabetes.
Experts and specialists recommend swimming for adults and children with allergic asthma. By swimming, namely, the respiratory muscles can be strengthened. Important - in case of acute infections, also in case of fever, swimming should be avoided.