I come across many of my clients who request if they can incorporate swimming to their training plan as a cardio vascular session. It is worth to mention that measuring progress has always to be taken into consideration with a measurable parameter.
With this in mind I decided to write down some benefits of swimming. Here are some examples that I find my relevant:
1 - Full-Body Workout: Swimming engages multiple muscle groups throughout your body, providing an excellent full-body workout. It helps tone muscles, increase strength, and improve overall fitness.
2 - Cardiovascular Health: Swimming is an effective cardiovascular exercise that can improve your heart and lung health. It increases your heart rate, which can lead to better circulation and lower the risk of heart disease.
3 - Low-Impact Exercise: Swimming is a low-impact activity, making it suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It reduces stress on the joints and minimizes the risk of injuries compared to high-impact exercises like running.
4 - Improved Flexibility: Swimming involves a wide range of motion in the arms, legs, and torso, which can enhance flexibility and joint mobility.
5 - Stress Reduction: Like other forms of exercise, swimming can help reduce stress and improve mood. The rhythmic movements and relaxation in the water can promote a sense of calm and well-being.
And many others which need to be taken into consideration.