Swimming is an excellent source of exercise for the entire body! Swimming offers something no other aerobic exercise does: the ability to work your body without harsh impact to your skeletal system. Swimming can increase muscle tone, strength, and flexibility.
Swimming along with diet can lead to weight loss and the health benefits associated with a healthy weight. “Researchers at the University of South Carolina followed 40,547 men, aged 20 to 90, for 32 years and discovered that those who swam had a 50 percent lower death rate than runners, walkers, or men who got no exercise. The study authors concluded that the same benefits would be received by aqua-women as well as men.” according to Prevention.com.
Check out this great infographic produced by our friends at Michael Phelps Swim Spa about the benefits of swimming!