5 Amazing health benefits of swimming

Besides just hitting the pool to cool off on a hot day in Sunny Singapore, here are 5 more reasons why you should start swimming!

Did you know that as of 2019, Singapore has over 2,000 licensed swimming pools?

In fact, swimming is actually one of the most practiced sports in Singapore.

Swimming does wonders for your health, alongside a whole other bunch of benefits, which makes it such an ideal sport.

Here are 5 main reasons why you should start swimming right away!

1. It builds endurance

Swimming is a great way to improve your endurance. 

Just like running, swimming helps to improve both your heart rate and your breathing while exercising.

It is also the best way to work on your oxygen consumption. 

Many studies indicate that swimming is one of the best sport to improve your cardiovascular system and muscles as it’s a full-body exercise! 

Building endurance will also help you to push your limits :)


2. It keeps you healthy

Swimming is a superb form of exercise as it helps you maintain a healthy weight, heart and lungs. 

Due to its low-impact nature, swimming is a great sport that you can do for life too.

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Swimming

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3. Cool down during hot days

We’re always talking about how Singapore is too hot, and practicing sports in one of the hottest cities in the world can be challenging!

So what could be better than diving into a cool pool to beat the heat?

Whether it’s during your lunch break or at night, swimming is one of the best activities to enjoy the benefits of sport without risking a heat stroke or perspiring all day long.

Moreover, going for a swim is just as easy as going for a run.

Singapore is full of public swimming pools that are open till late with a nice variety of indoor and outdoor pools to match your requirements.

No excuses needed - just take your swimsuit, cap, goggles and towel and you are ready to go! :)


4. Recover from injuries

Swimming is a low-impact exercise and a common way to recover from injuries.

The water helps to regulate your movement, reduce shock and yet ensure a full training.

After an injury, you should avoid putting pressure on the affected area.

Therefore, swimming is actually a great cardio workout without any weight-bearing exercises.

As you are floating, being weightless helps you to train in safe conditions.

When you're ready to start full-on exercising again, swimming is often the best place to start!

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Swimming

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5. Stretching activity

Swimming involves almost all of your body: you use your back, shoulders and legs all at the same time!

The different strokes such as front crawl, breaststroke or butterfly clearly shows how complete an exercise swimming is, as your muscles are required to pull ahead and move towards many different directions.

In addition, it also gives you a complete stretching session.

But the best part is that swimming minimises after activity pain, since stretching is part of the process.

Swimming is a safe an easy way to stay in shape.

It is also a complete exercise for both beginners and experts alike.

So, what's not to love? Dive in today! 



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Passionate about swimming, I like challenging myself and trying new water sports.

Swimming is the perfect sport as it helps me to cool down after a warm day ;)

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