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Swimming is an important part of life worldwide, but perhaps does not apply as much in Europe. I know it is definitely a way of life in Australia and my children and I are missing going swimming once a week whether it is to the pools or ocean. For us, it is more for health maintenance rather than leisure.

Swimming is one of the best summer exercises is a great one to carry on even in the winter months. Getting daily exercise is crucial to holistic health, but finding the best exercise for your body is even more important. Participating in physical movement that suits your fitness needs as well as an activity that makes you happy is what movement is all about.

Full body workout: one of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body, head to toe. Swimming increases your heart rate without stressing your body, tones muscles, builds strength, and builds endurance.

Good for your insides too: while your muscles are getting a good workout, your cardiovascular system is, too. Swimming makes your heart and lungs strong. Swimming is so good for you that researchers share it may even reduce your risk of death. Compared with inactive people, swimmers have about half the risk of death. Some other studies have shown that swimming may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar.

Easy on your joints and bones: swimming can be a safe exercise option for people with: arthritis, injury, disability, and other issues that make high impact exercises difficult. Swimming may even help reduce pain or improve recovery from an injury. One study showed that people with osteoarthritis reported significant reductions in joint pain and stiffness, and experienced less physical limitation after engaging in activities like swimming and cycling. Even more interesting, there was little to no difference in the benefits between the two groups. So, swimming seems to have many of the same benefits as frequently prescribed land exercises.

Great for asthma sufferers: The humid environment of indoor pools makes swimming a great activity for people with asthma. Not only that, but breathing exercises associated with the sport, like holding your breath, may help expand lung capacity and gain control over breathing.

Note: if the water is cold, the maximum my family are allowed in the water is 30 minutes per day and if it is warm like in Bali, then up to 2 hours at a time at regular intervals. Unlike men where everything is exposed, with women everything is deep. The cold water can penetrate inside the vagina entering the Uterus leading to cold in the Uterus leading to many conditions including period issues.

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