Swimming is a very HEALTHY HABIT. One that I wish I did a little more often.
I bet many of you wish you swam more too.
Perhaps these motivational facts will get us all to the pool more often.
LIVE A LONGER LIFE
It’s not an exaggeration. The health benefits associated with swimming regularly can help increase your lifespan.
Studies conducted by reputable universities have proven this to be true.
For instance, the University of South Carolina conducted a 32 year study on swimming. The results were that, out of 40,000 men, those who swam regularly had a 50% percent lower chance of dying early.
Make plans to go to the pool on a regular basis and you will live to be able to keep this habit up for a long, long time. We’ve all seen those inspiring elderly people that go to the pool at 7 AM.
IMPROVES BALANCE, COORDINATION AND POSTURE
Swimming can help you improve fitness in ways that aren’t always the most obvious.
It helps strengthen coordination, balance and posture. When you are stronger in these three areas, you are able to perform all athletic activities better.
LOWERS THE CHANCE OF GETTING DIABETES
Diabetes rates in this country are skyrocketing. It’s alarming and worrisome. Swimming can help protect you from acquiring this chronic illness.
It can also help you manage the symptoms of diabetes once you are diagnosed.
If you swim the breaststroke for 30 minutes, three times a week, you can burn up to 900 calories. Which would reduce a man’s chance of type 2 diabetes by over 10% and a women’s chance by over 15%.
SWIMMERS FOR LIFE
If you make swimming a regular part of your life, you will see benefits everywhere.
Your body will be healthier in countless ways. Next time you head to the pool, remember to bring your Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod. This will help keep you motivated and keep your goals on track.