Swimming is an amazing form of fitness for people of all ages. If you already know how to swim, it can be easy and inexpensive. You can go at their own pace. Swimming helps not only with your physical health to stay in shape, but the benefits also extend to mental health. 1 – Total Body Workout. Swimming is a great total body workout! When you swim, you engage almost every major muscle group requiring you to use your arms, legs, core, and focus on balancing. Swimming regularly will improve your strength, tones muscle, enhances fitness, and increases your metabolism.. 2 – Cardiovascular Fitness. ... Swimming is the best form of low impact cardiovascular fitness! Cardiovascular exercise involves the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. Any type of aerobic activity like swimming, biking, running will improve your cardiovascular fitness outstanding is an awesome way to stay in shape and improve your wellbeing for a lifetime! 3 – Lifelong Fitness. Swimming is a unique sport because it truly is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Some types of exercise can be challenging or impossible to complete for people of different ages and skill levels. Swimming allows you to go at your own pace and is inviting for newcomers. It really is the only sport you can do from cradle to grave. 4 – Great For People With Injuries. Swimming is a low-impact activity so if you have an injury or a condition like arthritis, it’s an awesome way to exercise. The water gently supports muscles, so it’s like being in zero gravity with the added benefit of the water’s resistance for fitness. Swimming regularly will help you build muscles and improve your endurance, which will help you to prevent injury, too! 5 – Great For People With Disabilities. For people with a physical disability like multiple sclerosis (MS), the water is a great way to exercise. There are many physically disabled athletes who love to swim, and pools around the world are improving their facilities to make them more accessible. Swimming can also be a great exercise for those with mental disabilities, as it helps boost confidence, and emphasizes focus on body positioning. 6 – Safe During Pregnancy. While pregnant, women very often experience joint and muscle pain due to drastic body changes and weight gain. Swimming is a wonderful exercise during pregnancy because it is safe, low-impact, and is easy on the joints because you float in water! While pregnant you can swim pretty much right up until delivery. Always consult a doctor before starting any new fitness program. 7 – Swimming Burns Lots of Calories. Swimming can be one of the most challenging workouts (if you want it to be) and as a result, you can burn a massive amount of calories in the water with a structured workout. An elite swimmer can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour in the pool. More likely, you’ll burn anywhere from 300-500 calories per hour of swimming – that depends on your gender, body weight, and intensity. 8 – Helps Improve Sleep. The more you swim, the better you will sleep! Trials have been conducted with adults who have insomnia, and they reported improved sleep for those who exercised regularly. Specifically, swimming is great because it engages your entire body, so it encourages a good sleep pattern to recover all your muscles. 9 – Boosts Your Mood Swimming makes you happy! It’s proven that exercise releases endorphins, which improve your overall mood and happiness. Swimming is also a great way to build a social community, focus your goal-setting, and improve your confidence. 10 – Manages Stress Having a tough day? We always recommend going for a swim! Swimming is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. It can also redirect any troubling thoughts, as you’ll be distracted while in the water. You can escape from the world, not talk to anyone and just be one with the water. Join our private swimming classes in Lagos today. We have swim classes for adults, kids, and teenagers on weekdays, weekends and evening classes in Lagos.