Discover the Health Benefits of Swimming

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what are the benefits of swimming?


Swimming is an amazing sport. It brings fun and active exercise while spending time with your friends and family. This sport is a very popular activity because it’s suitable for almost anyone, and the benefits of swimming are easily accessible for all fitness levels. For some people, due to various health issues and age, it is the only physical exercise that is permitted for them.

There are also many health benefits of swimming. It can even replace the gym for you. When you swim, your body moves rapidly, and it also positively impacts your mind. Let’s see what the most important healing effects are.

The Positive Effects of Swimming on Your Cardiovascular System


If you suffer from high blood pressure, hypertension, tachycardia, or other heart disease and conditions, swimming is a great way to workout and improve your symptoms. Under supervision of a medical professional, try swimming as often as you can. Many people with heart conditions see positive results after a month or two of a regular swimming exercise regimen.

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Healing Back & Joint Pain

There are any number of reasons why someone might experience back pain. Speak with a medical professional to rule out anything serious, but swimming could be the answer to your problems.

When you swim, your muscular system as well as your skeletal system is stretched and realigned. This can provide relief on your entire skeletal structure, alleviating pain from a pinched nerve or other painful conditions.

Swimming Is Great for Stress Relief

Swimming has an added benefit that you may not know about: stress relief. Numerous studies have shown that swimming stimulates the brain’s release of neuro-chemicals that relieve stress, like serotonin. 

Swimming also produces ANP, a stress reducing hormone that also helps manage the brain’s response to stress and anxiety. On the physiological level, swimming releases endorphins, which are those naturally-occurring feel-good compounds. It also serves to mop up excess fight or flight hormones, serving to convert stress and angst into muscle relaxation. Swimming can also induce a process called “hippocampal neurogenesis,” which is the growth of new brain cells in the part of the brain that atrophies under chronic stress.

Swimming and Weight Loss

When it comes to the activities that you should be doing to lose weight, it’s likely that swimming isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, swimming is one of the best activities that you can do to simultaneously tone and slim your body. Like any form of cardiovascular exercise, swimming burns calories, helping you to lose weight. Unlike other types of cardio, moving through the water creates extra resistance, forcing you to use your muscles more.

The hidden benefits of swimming


Swimming Makes You Smarter

Regular exercise regimens, like a consistent swimming routine, improves your memory function and cognitive skills. This isn’t just for kids- it’s beneficial for adults as we age, too! Regular exercise works to reduce inflammation as well as insulin resistance in the brain, fostering growth of new brain cells. Swimming can also improve your mood and reduce anxiety/stress, which helps you think more efficiently.

Swimming Burns More Calories Than Jogging

When comparing swimming to jogging, it becomes quickly apparent which is a more efficient workout! You can burn more calories swimming laps than you can running them. One hour of vigorous swimming can burn as much as 715 calories; running the same amount of time only burns 606 calories.


Swimming Slows Down Aging

Let the pool become your fountain of youth! A regular swimming routine can delay the effects of aging by reducing blood pressure, increasing muscle mass, improving oxygen & blood flow to the brain, and improving overall cardiovascular health.


 Swimming is Great for Asthma

Swimming is great for folks with asthma. People with asthma may experience issues when working out because the loss of heat and moisture in the lungs can cause bronchial tubes to contract. Swimming is great for asthma sufferers because the moisture from the water replaces the moisture lost during vigorous breathing.

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Our most popular plans at Bethany Athletic Club are our family memberships.

We also offer couple’s and Individual Memberships! Please call us for more details.

Standard Family Membership

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  • FREE Childcare at Kid Central
  • 10% off Personal Training & Swimming Packages
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