11 December 23

Swim your way to a healthier you

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Active Northumberland

Swimming can be a great way to rekindle your love for an active lifestyle. Let's dive into its incredible benefits.

1. Low impact, high intensity

One of the advantages of swimming is it’s low impact. Swimming significantly reduces the stress on your joints, making it an ideal choice if you’re restarting your fitness journey or dealing with joint issues.

2. Full body workout

Swimming isn't only about leisurely laps in the pool, it's a full-body workout. It engages multiple muscle groups, including your arms, legs, core and back. As you push through the water, you'll strengthen your muscles, improve your flexibility and enhance your overall endurance.

3. Cardiovascular health boost

If you're aiming to improve your cardiovascular fitness, swimming is an excellent choice. It helps to elevate your heart rate and promotes better oxygen circulation throughout your body. Regular swimming sessions can help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health.

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4. Stress relief and mental wellbeing

Swimming offers more than just physical benefits, it's also a fantastic way to relieve stress. The rhythmic movements and the sensation of weightlessness in the water create a soothing experience, helping you relax and unwind. Additionally, swimming releases endorphins, those feel-good hormones that can boost your mood and combat anxiety and depression.

5. Social activity

Swimming can be a fantastic social activity, offering opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for fitness. Whether you prefer taking an Aquafit class, splashing around with the kids in a Swim for All session, or competing with your friends clocking up laps of the pool with a Lane Swim, being in the pool is an easy way back to fitness that feels great.

If you would like to learn how to swim, get booked in for some adult swimming lessons. Our friendly, qualified swimming instructors will support you every step of the way.

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Final thoughts

As you ease back into your fitness journey, swimming can be an enjoyable way to achieve your goals. From being a low-impact, full-body workout to boosting cardiovascular health and promoting mental wellbeing, swimming has it all!

So, put on your swimsuit, grab your goggles and make a splash.

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