6 November, 2018 Autumn swimming

Autumn swimming

Swimming is a very complete sport for adults and children, among the benefits it has, we can highlight that it increases appetite, relaxes, improves balance, coordination and blood circulation.

When the cold begins to arrive we all feel lazy leaving home to exercise, and we tend to be sedentary; most sports or physical exercise is done outdoors and the weather no longer accompanies. . .

Luckily we have an activity that can be done all year round, swimming.

It is one of the most complete sports there is and is perfect for practicing at any age, also for the elderly.

Although many people believe that doing sport at certain ages is risky for health reasons, the same is not true of swimming, since even though joints are sore or muscles are weakened, its practice requires minimal effort since water minimizes the impact of gravity on the body.

But it also brings other benefits

  • Strengthens bones and muscles, helping to prevent osteoporosis
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Reduces respiratory symptoms such as allergies or asthma
  • Strengthens the heart and lungs
  • Helps to work all the muscles of the body
  • Like any sport, it helps to release dopamine, which produces a feeling of well-being, as well as reducing cholesterol levels.
  • Helps reduce stress and relax the mind

In short, swimming regularly in old age helps to prevent cardiovascular problems, improves circulation, allows greater mobility than out of water, tones, improves lumbago and problems related to balance. In addition, psychologically, it helps to improve depression, lifts the mood and stimulates the mind.

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