Common ways of swimming
Swimming over all is a sport that is great for your health. There are many different ways to swim. Some of the common ways (strokes) are the Breaststroke, and the Backstroke. Backstroke, resting on the water look straight up at the sky or ceiling which causes your hips to sink, so your head is in line with your spine. Make a Y. Reach back with each arm at a 45-degree angle to your body; it places less stress on your shoulders and makes your stroke stronger. Breaststroke, Reach your arms overhead, palms together. Rotating your palms outward, pull down until your hands are nearly level with your chin. Bring your hands inward by your chest, then reach again. Do this at a fast rate. Bend your knees and bring your heels toward your butt. Turn your toes outward and kick your legs back and together as you extend your arms forward. What makes swimming good
Swimming has many health benefits. It is good all around. It helps many parts of the body and can even be good for mental health. One thing it does is burn calories. Burning calories helps burn energy and is one way to help maintain weight. Swimming can burn anywhere from
500-650 calories per hour depending on how efficiently you swim (you burn more flopping around than swimming cleanly by about 25%). Early and original research on swimming and calories showed that swimming,
regardless of how, burned about 89% of the calories as running and
97% of the calories as cycling for the same time period. That means that swimming burns about 11% fewer calories than running but only
3% fewer calories than biking. It does this by using all the major muscle groups, including the shoulders, back, abdominals, legs, hips, and glutes. And because water affords 12 times the resistance as air in every direction. But one thing is that calorie burnage is dependent on the intensity of exercise, and so it's entirely possible to burn more calories swimming than running in the same period of time as long as you swim hard enough, and running at light intensity. Burning calories is a positive impact on physical health.
Swimming can also help or prevent medical problems. One example would be Diabetes. Nothing works better to relieve diabetic symptoms and the actual disease than aerobic exercise such as swimming. By burning only 500 calories a week (usual amount burned from swimming), men reduced diabetes risk by 6%. Only thirty minutes of swimming the breaststroke three times a week would burn up to 900 calories. You now have reduced your type 2 diabetes risk by over 10%.
Women could reduce their risk by over 15% with by swimming the same way and burning around the same amount of calories. If you already have type 1 or 2 diabetes, swimming will increase insulin sensitivity. The American Diabetes Association urges every diabetic to get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity, such as swimming, to regulate glycemic control. Swimming is also good for the heart. The heart is one of the most important muscles in your body.
Swimming, an aerobic exercise, provides exercise to the heart by having it pump more blood and oxygen than it normally would.
Strengthening the heart muscles to allow it to pump blood more efficiently and easily. Aerobic exercises have also been proven to reduce the body’s inflammatory responses that lead to heart disease. It is suggested that you exercise at least thirty minutes such as swimming.
If you only swim for thirty minutes per day your chance of getting heart disease is lowered by almost 40%. Blood pressure, according to the
Annals of Internal Medicine, is also improved by swimming aerobically.
It also helps lower cholesterol. Specifically, it's beneficial to have higher levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and lower levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol. Swimming can get these levels in the right balance.
Swimming doesn’t just help improve the heart muscles, it works all the muscles. And it works all of the muscles harder than they…