9. Suitable for people with disabilities
A physical disability, such as bipedal paralysis, may limit exercise options.
For people with disabilities who enjoy sports, swimming can foster a competitive spirit. According to researchers in a public health publication, Sal Sal Plicblica de México, (2010), cognitive competition helps to improve psychology, thereby improving mental health. Moreover, participating in recreational and competitive sports can significantly increase their independence. This in turn improves their confidence leading to improved quality of life.
10. Burn calories
Swimming is a great way to burn calories. The amount burned depends on the weight and intensity of your swim. Here is some information to help you choose a reasonable swimming mode:
A person weighing 60kg of free swimming for an hour will burn 590 calories when swimming fast and 413 calories when swimming slower.
A 70kg person who can swim freely for an hour will burn 704 calories when swimming fast and 493 calories when swimming slower.
An 80kg person who can swim freely for an hour will burn 817 calories when swimming fast and 572 calories when swimming slower.
A person who swim 90kg freestyle for an hour will burn 931 calories when swimming fast and 651 calories when swimming slower.
Estimates are not just for free swimming. Normally, swimmers will burn the same amount of calories when doing backstroke versus slow freestyle swimming, according to Nutristrargety.
Swimming an frog for an hour will burn the same amount of calories to perform a quick free swim.
However, swimming butterflies burn the most calories. Calorie burning levels range from 649 calories for a person weighing 60 pounds to 1,024 calories for a person weighing 90kg.
11. Diverse and fun
People tend to get bored with repetitive exercise, but swimming has many different forms to make it fun.
There are several types of swimming or float methods you can try. In addition, underwater aerobics and polo classes, as well as racing and diving, can help to add a variety of options.