Before we take a deep plunge into the world of diving, we learn to take baby steps into the ocean. The first is possible, learning how to swim. Swimming is the act of supporting your body throughout the water using bodily movements. Learning how to swim is not as difficult as some people have made it sound to be. But various obstacles have always prevented people from learning how to swim.
For instance, having a lack of access to a pool or the ocean, fear of deep water, fear of fishes and marine life, the fear of drawing, and other fears that also stepped in the way of swimming. Some even had medical conditions that got in the way of our swimming journey.
But given the chance, and given the courage we have, swimming is actually very important. It not only opens up your eyes to diving Malaysia adventures but it has other benefits for our health and well-being.
What are some of the benefits of swimming?
It Improves Our Physical Health And Mental Wellbeing
Swimming is a great cardio exercise. It moves our entire body and aids in building lean muscles and decreasing the level of body fat. It strengthens our bones and improves our bone health as well. It is also a great way to lose weight without putting so much stress and strain on your body. Many who are children and elderly choose swimming as an effective method to lose weight without exercising so vigorously or using weights.
The health benefits of swimming are not only related to bones, muscles, and weight but it is also important for a healthy heart and healthy breathing. Swimming improves our blood circulation and it strengthens the heart muscles as well. This reduces our risk for cardiovascular diseases and improves our blood pressure levels as well.
The mental health benefit of swimming lies in the activeness we engage in. When we are enjoying an activity such as swimming it is a boost to our adrenaline and dopamine. It can potentially distract us from things that depress us and even relieve stress.
It Has A Great Social Aspect
Swimming is a great way to make new friends. There are always new strangers in the pool and neighbors coming to the ocean for a dip. When in the ocean it is important to be surrounded by other people for our own safety. This is also the case for a swimming pool. We never know what might happen when we are alone. Swimming together in the same place facilitates friendship, sparks conversation, and creates healthy bonds between one another.
Builds Our Confidence And Individuality
Swimming builds our own confidence as we engage more and more in physical activity. It develops our skills and sharpens them as we spend more time in the pool or the ocean. Some learn teamwork skills, some learn how to take leadership and initiativeness, while others learn how to be their best confident self. The more confident we become at swimming, it gives a sense of individuality and confidence. This confidence and sense of individuality along with accomplishment has great implications for life outside swimming.