Is it ever too late to start swimming?

Swimming is a great form of exercise, and an excellent sport for every part of your body. It’s low-impact, meaning it’s the perfect sport to practice as you get older because it’s much less likely to harm your joints or bones. It’s great for cardio, and for working on strengthening the smaller muscles throughout your body as well as all main muscle groups, which could prevent injuries. All this means that it’s virtually never too old to pick up this sport. Not only, that – the aforementioned advantages make swimming particularly appealing to seniors.

Actually Starting Swimming

Assuming you already know how to swim but you haven’t practiced in a long time and you wish to start now, it’s worth having some basics in mind. This goes not only for those of us with silver hair! If this the very beginning of your adventure, before you start swimming, make sure you are in a safe environment, such as where there is a lifeguard, an experienced swimming partner or a family member present. To prevent injury, make sure to warm up and stretch your muscles before starting to swim. Have fluids to hand and keep adequately hydrated throughout your session. Make sure you do not overdo it if you’re just starting out. Start slow!

Swimming is a great sport to take up no matter your age, and is definitely not just for children. Becoming confident in the water is about more than just swimming. Learning breathing techniques will allow you to swim more comfortably and for longer distances. It’s a great sport that you can build up gradually as your fitness increases

Health Benefits of Swimming

Taking up swimming has a multitude of health benefits no matter your age. Here are some of the main health benefits of swimming:

Swimming maintains a steady heart rate, but takes impact stress off of your body

Unlike other popular sports like running, for example, swimming allows you to maintain a steady heart rate without putting extreme stress on your joints. This makes it a perfect exercise for everyone, especially people who are getting older. With the Swimmo, you can measure your heart rate to ensure you’re getting the most out of your workout.

Swimming tones muscles and builds strength

Swimming is a great way to build strength as it is a full-body workout. The resistance of the water means that you have to use many different muscle groups while swimming, especially if you’re changing up your strokes often. This can help to prevent injury as you get older, as you are strengthening whole muscle groups including small muscles

Swimming helps to maintain a healthy weight, and a healthy heart and lungs

Swimming is a great exercise for your heart and lungs, as you have to learn how to breathe effectively when improving your swimming technique and swimming longer distances. Swimming helps to maintain a healthy weight as you are building cardiovascular fitness, and working your muscles.

Other Benefits of Swimming

  • A relaxing and calming form of exercise
  • Stress alleviation
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved posture

Swimming is a great exercise for anyone to take up, no matter their age. It’s definitely never too late to try! For more information on swimming and how the Swimmo can be of benefit to both beginner and experienced swimmers, head to our website today.

 

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  • Heart Rate Monitoring

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  • Training History
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    Simple charts and detailed views of the training sessions are always with you in a dedicated mobile app for Android and iOS.

  • High-Precision Calorie Counter

    Advanced algorithms based on pulse deliver more accurate data about calories you’ve burned.

  • Rotate&Tap™ Technology

    Designed to be easy to use in the water. You don’t need to press any buttons to use your Swimming Training Watch. Simply rotate your wrist and tap the screen to gain full control over your watch.

  • Swimming Community

    Share your swim data with your friends via Facebook and other fitness apps. Compete, compare, and cheer each other on.

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