Swimming is a great workout to improve cardiovascular health. It improves muscles, joints, and makes your heart healthier. Swimming is a great way to reduce stress and ease anxieties. This activity will actually lower your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. And it’s not just your heart that reaps all the rewards. According to U.S. Masters Swimming, swimming improves your circulation which means you can reduce your risk of stroke and other problems related to your circulatory system.
Further, swimming moves the nutrients in your body to the cells that need them most.
Also, the pressure from the water that envelopes your skin helps the blood move more easily throughout your body. This is ideal for individuals suffering from selling in the lower limbs or who have poor circulation in their toes and feet due to complications from diabetes.
The American Heart Association classifies swimming laps as a vigorous-intensity activity that gets your heart rate going and can help improve bone health and balance (which means less risk of falling and sustaining injuries), improve quality of sleep, lower the risk of stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many types of cancer.