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5. Helps Build Muscle

Swimming is an excellent aerobic exercise for anyone looking to become healthier. The resistance of the water as your hands glide through attributes to building muscle. Swimming is great for anyone looking to get into better shape, even for those who are over-weight. This is because when swimming your body only withstands half of your weight, allowing you to do more with less strain on your joints.

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4. Reduced Arthritis Symptoms

Since swimming has less stress on one’s joints, people who suffer from arthritis will find that swimming entails the least amount of discomfort while working-out. It has been proven that swimming improves the ability to use arthritis affected joints, as well as decrease the pain.

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3. Healthier Heart

Swimming, and any exercise, requires the heart to pump more blood through the body. By pumping more blood the heart, and cardiovascular system, will start to build an efficient blood flow to accommodate the exercise. The increase of blood flow helps strengthen the heart and make it larger, it is a muscle after all! The American Heart Association reports 30-minutes of swimming can reduce heart disease by 30%-40%. The Annals of Internal Medicine have also reported that swimming on a regular basis can reduce blood pressure.

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2. Better Mental Health

Many medical journals have proven swimming reduces stress levels and anxiety, for both men and women. This is due to the release of endorphins from the brain, which then circulate your body after performing an exercise for an extended period of time. Next time you come home from work stressed, change from one suit to the other! (Your bathing suit!)

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1. Live Longer

In 2011, a group of researchers from the University of South Carolina stated that they had followed 40,547 people, ages 20-90, for more than 30 years! They revealed that swimmers were about 50% less likely to forgo a premature death, as compared to walkers, runners, and those who simply did not exercise.


To build your new pool and spa or to start your new swimming exercise routine, contact your Houston Pool Builder, St. Croix Custom Pools for a free consultation. For more, check out our blog or find us on Facebook.