There are many benefits of swimming. It’s a total body workout and great cardiovascular exercise with low impact. Here is why swimming is a great exercise and how BowSwim Resistance Swimming System can make it even better.
Whole Body Workout
Swimming workouts out your entire body. It tones muscles and builds strength and endurance. Building muscle helps increase your metabolism which gives you more energy. It also increases your heart rate with no stress to your body.
Great for Cardiovascular
As we mentioned, swimming increases your heart rate. This is great for your cardiovascular system. Swimming strengthens your heart and lungs and may reduce your risk of death. Studies have shown that swimmers have about half the risk of death versus inactive people.
Low Impact Exercise
Swimming is a low impact exercise that is great for people that suffer from arthritis, knee injury, back injury, disabilities and other conditions that make high-impact exercises difficult. Studies have shown that swimming can help reduce pain in these individuals and improve recovery from an injury.
Swimming is a great way to burn calories and lose weight. Not only do you get the immediate calorie burn, you also get a higher at rest calorie burn from the increase in metabolism from strengthening your muscles.
Calories burned per hour
- 423 calories swimming
- 365 calories on an elliptical machine
- 314 calories walking at 3.5 miles per hour
- 183 calories doing yoga
Other Benefits of Swimming
- Humid environment and holding breath is benefit to those with asthma
- The buoyancy of water helps support the body of people with multiple sclerosis
- May improve sleep
- May boost your mood
- Helps with stress
BowSwim Enhances the Benefits of Swimming
BowSwim is a resistance swimming system. This stationary swimming system provides resistance that will give you twice the swim in half the time. In addition to the resistance, BowSwim gives a continuous swim without the interruptions of turning at each end of the pool. This keeps your heart rate up especially if you are not good at turns.
- Enhance training
- Elevate peak performance
- Improve range of motion
- Increase strength & balance