Swimming is very good for the heart and lungs. Therefore it is said to be the best exercise for maintenance of the overall fitness of the body. The most obvious and positive effect of swimming on the parts of body is on lungs and heart. Swimming can greatly enhance and improve the working capacity, strength and overall endurance of the lungs as well as of heart.
Basically the lungs work always in collaboration with heart. Therefore strengthening of one organ will directly affect the other one. There are many other direct and indirect advantages of swimming. This is such an exercise which involves all the major muscles of the body and in addition to the working muscles, swimming also makes the vital organs of the body active.
When swimming is compared with other exercises, it becomes evident that swimming is the non impact activity. On the other hand aerobics and other kinds of exercises are high impact activities. Therefore swimming can be used and applied as an alternative to the hard ground exercises.
Water acting as the non impact medium will also be safe and much less harmful for the joints and muscles. Therefore people suffering from the problem of achy joints and knees can use it as a safer mode of exercise. Moreover it is also recommended during the different stages of pregnancy. Swimming is also a good choice for ankles and shoulders because it does not cause any stress on these areas as done by other exercises.
Sometimes people really become fed up of the common and repeated laps of exercises which they normally follow in case of aerobics and other cardio exercises. They become annoyed of the same stroke exercises and this will in turn cause a development of boredom in their exercises. When this kind of a situation starts appearing, it really becomes unbearable and the impact of exercises for which it is done is also reduced.
Then the exercise which one is performing does not have much positive effect on the body. In order to get away from the boring routine exercise, it is advised to carry out and go through the six week work out and swimming plan. There are some common apparatus and strokes which are commonly followed with little variations. The most common postures include the breast stroke and the front crawling postures. Similarly the apparatus most commonly used for this exercise is the float or the kickboard and the drills.
Swimming is such an easy exercise and task that it can also be learnt swiftly even by the non swimmers. However it is important to learn swimming in the presence of an instructor. It is important to start learning swimming from the shallow pools. Another important thing is that one should also look for the adults’ pools or the pools for minors. If you are a swimmer but you have not done it since many years, then it is also recommended to take a few lessons before swimming. Usually the workout of swimming which is spread over the time period of six months is done on the pool of 25 meters width. This includes the continuous periods of swimming and drills.