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How You Can Improve Your Health With a Swing

By Brandi Swieter  

Making improvements in health should start with exercise. Getting enough exercise throughout the week can help with both physical health and mental health, making it a necessary part of the plan. Swinging is just one exercise option that brings true benefits to the mind and body. It’s a worthwhile option for children and adults alike.

A Swing Requires Balance and Core Strength

If peak physical health is what a person is after, then using a swing for exercise will be the solution. A swing requires a person to have good balance and plenty of core strength. Those without them can quickly develop them by using a swing often. The core needs to remain strong and steady to balance the body and keep it upright while the legs bend and extend and the arms stay holding on.

An Hour of Swinging Burns Hundreds of Calories

A full hour may seem like a long time to swing, but it can be enough to burn at least 200 calories for an average-sized person. This makes it a worthwhile activity to invest your time in. People can put in their headphones and listen to some music while they swing away for a full hour workout.

Swinging Relieves Stress

Stress relief is a huge benefit in itself. Too many people have significant stress in their lives that causes tension in their bodies. Swinging for even a few minutes at a time to help to relieve that tension and free from the mind all it has to consider. Close your eyes and lean your head back while you swing to enjoy a truly stress-free activity and improve your mental well-being. Just remember to hang on. 

Swinging Can Be Social

An individual doesn’t have to swing alone. Go to the park with a friend and the two of you can enjoy a ride together. Try to see who can go higher or just simply swing casually and enjoy some conversation. This is another great way a swing can improve mental health and mood. Engaging with another person in a healthy way helps to keep mood elevated and stress at bay.

Anyone looking to make health improvements, whether physically, mentally, or both, should try swinging more often. Swinging on a swing promotes health in a big way, as it eases stress, helps build core strength, improves balance, and much more. Try it out and experience better health in no time.

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

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