Swimming is seen as one of the best forms of exercise on the planet. Not only is it fun and keeps you cool in the summer, but it also tones your body and helps your body burn fat.
As well as the benefits, according to today’s article swimming can also injury proof your body in 6 different ways. First, it is a low impact exercise that is not land based. A study showed that those who had knee surgery and participated in a 12 week recovery through swimming showed a 32% increase in knee extension power than those who recovered on land. Second, swimming helps in the recovery of damaged nerves.
A study showed that those who participate in swimming for 21 days recover their damaged nerves much faster. Third, because swimming is a low impact exercise it helps strengthen the bones in your body without causing pain in your joints. Fourth, swimming builds muscle.
Since every stroke requires a lot of muscles to be used as well as being horizontal which requires the core, swimming will strengthen all the muscles in your body. For more information on how swimming benefits you, click on the link down below.
Read the full article here: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/beating-injury/6-ways-swimming-will-injury-proof-your-body/14917.html