It’s summer time and it is just perfect to indulge yourself with safe and healthier swimming adventure. Swimming is a great recreational activity for people of all ages. Swimming can also provide you with a low-impact workout and it’s also a good way to relax and feel good.
So, get to the pool and dive right in here to learn more about the health benefits of swimming.
- Helps you manage your weight
Swimming breaststroke for 30 minutes will burn approximately 367Kcal, depending on your weight and speed. That beats walking, which burns only 99Kcal in the same time, cycling, which uses up 240Kcal in half an hour, and even running at 6mph, which burns 300Kcal.
- Better mood and lowered stress levels
No matter what your level, swimming can make you feel better. In America, a study was made involving 100 swimmers and found out that both novice and intermediate swimmers felt significantly less tension, depression, anger and confusion after exercising than before. It may be because swimming, like other forms of exercise, stimulates the release of feel-good hormone serotonin. Also, swimming helps release stress and tension since it helps them feel mentally refreshed.
- It is low-impact
Since 90% of your body weight is buoyant when you swim, you only bear 10% of you weight. This allows for greater ease of movement with less strain placed on bones, joints and muscle.
- It is sweat-free
Your constant movement when swimming generates up to 85% of your body heat but since water is cooler than your core body temperature, you never feel over-heated of get sweaty because water helps you cool down while you move around.
- It is good for your heart
As you swim, the water that surrounds your body exerts pressure which helps your circulatory system return your blood to your heart. According to Zoe Cooper, the demand on your heart is reduced by up to 17 beats per minute or 13% compared to someone execising on land.
In Cagayan de Oro, only Primavera Residences offers all-natural saltwater swimming pool as the first of its kind in Mindanao. It is made even better with a spa seat equipped with two hydrotherapy jets at the deep end.
Located at the 3rd floor of Primavera Residences Tower 1, the 4 X 8 X 1.219 produces its own chlorine through a salt chlorine generator, the most sought after system of alternative pool sanitation today. Through a minimal saline level in the pool water (the equivalent of one teaspoon per gallon of water) and salt conversion cell, it produces the most luxurious, softest feeling water imaginable – everyday, the natural way.
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