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The health benefits of swimming revealed

Swim England highlights the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming, and they are extensive.

# Swimming offers a low impact, high reward effect

  • Improves heart health

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves lung capacity

  • Reduces joint pain

  • Increased bone strength

# Swimming is suitable for all ages, even from three months old!

  • Helps children develop more quickly, both physically and mentally

  • Reduces stress, and improves overall health in adults

  • Supports the elderly in their physical and mental agility

# You may find it also boosts your life expectancy

  • 28% reduction of early death

  • 41% reduction of death through heart disease and stroke

# It may also reduce the effects of long-term conditions

  • 70% of NHS budget goes on chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.... you can help lower this through looking after yourself

  • Regular physical activity, such as swimming, can lower the reoccurrence of diabetes and heart disease by 20-40%


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