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Let's Go Swimming: 3 Healthy Reasons to Take a Dive

By Genevieve Cunningham

Swimming can be a lot of fun. When the summer rolls around, swimming becomes a favorite activity for many. Getting some friends together, getting out in the sun, and enjoying the cool, clear water … absolutely! But as it turns out, taking a dip may be more beneficial than you thought. In fact, it may be good for you! If you’re looking forward to some pool time this summer, take a look at these reasons why swimming may be good for your health.

It’s Low-Impact

Swimming is exercise, there’s no doubt about it. Most people are all too familiar with that exhausted feeling that follows some time in the pool. But the great thing about exercising in the pool is that it is incredibly low-impact. Low-impact exercises make it possible for just about everyone to participate. Injury? Hop in. Long day at work? Put on your swimsuit. Old, young, or somewhere in-between? You can absolutely swim! The buoyancy of the water takes so much pressure and stress off of the body, and you’re able to work out without overstressing the body. If you need something easy on the body but still challenging, swimming may be just the thing.

It Lasts

One great aspect of an exercise being low-impact is that it can stand the test of time. People of just about any age can use the pool to exercise. As long as you can swim, you can make it happen. And this means that adding this to your routine helps you set up a program that works now and then continues to work into the future. If you want an exercise that you can learn to love, and an exercise that you can take with you no matter your age, try getting in the water.

It Builds Endurance

Swimming is hard! The water works as resistance, which means working out in the water really takes it out of you. Most people feel incredibly fatigued after spending time in the water. While this can be challenging at first, it might help you build endurance over time. Better endurance and longer stamina … swimming can definitely help you get it.

Water can be such fun! And when it comes to working out, it can also be such a challenge! If you’re ready to hit up some pools this summer, go ahead and get in a quick workout while you’re there. You may find that water workouts are perfect for having fun, getting fit, and lasting the rest of your life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orange, Calif.

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