Summary: Swimming has a lot of benefits for women, which can be helpful to build a stronger and fitter mind and body. The unique and interesting aspect of swimming is that it is a great combination of fun and sporty activity along-with exercising. However, to gain mastery while manoeuvring in water requires a lot of practice under a certified supervisor to learn the right techniques and tactics of swimming.  Once swimming is learnt, one can reap the advantages such as healing body, increased blood supply in the brain and have a better quality of life and living.

Swimming has a lot of benefits for women, which can be helpful to build a stronger-fitter mind and body. The unique and interesting aspect of swimming is that it is a great combination of fun and sporty activity along-with exercising. However, to gain mastery while manoeuvring in water requires a lot of practice under a certified supervisor to learn the right techniques and tactics of swimming.  Once swimming is learnt, one can reap the below six advantages and have a better quality of life and living.

1. Swimming is Cardio as well as Strength Training

Water is 800 times denser than air, so one has to move arms and legs against the resistance of water, making it ideal strength training. Swimming also develops cardio-respiratory fitness and burns calories without stressing your joints; hence it is also a good cardio activity. Overall, it builds your fitness, co-ordination, body flexibility and balance. Besides, swimming is a physical activity after which you actually refreshed rather than exhausted!

2. Swimming is good during pregnancy

If a woman has a healthy pregnancy, then swimming is considered to be good during this phase as the water supports the extra weight. This is especially good in the third trimester. Other aerobic activities makes the body hot, whereas swimming makes one feel cool and relaxed.

3. Swimming reduces belly fat

Swimming is a great exercise to burn belly fat. An easy swim can easily burn 400/ hour while a vigorous swimming session can burn upto 700 calories/hour. Swimming helps you earn toned muscles and lean waist.

4. Swimming makes you smarter

As per research, swimming causes more blood to flow in your brain, more blood means more oxygenation thereby improving the functioning of brain cells and tissue connections. Researchers believe that pressure on chest cavity while swimming causes this and more study is being conducted.

5. Swimming reduces Stress

Swimming as an exercise releases endorphins which uplifts the mood and reduces the stress, but there is more to this. According to research paper Pain Research & Management, patients were floated in water tanks, which proved to be effective in reducing their chronic stress. Researchers say that water reduces the amount of sensory information in the body, helping to bring feelings of tranquillity.

6. Swimming helps in healing

Not only does swimming make one stronger and fitter, it also facilitates the healing process by reducing the fatigue, swelling, inflammation, aches and pains. It promotes fluid retention and a really peaceful sleep.