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Are you looking for a solution to focus on your health without damaging your body? Look no further! This guide will describe the many benefits swimming can have on your overall health. Mind and body. Let’s dive right in! 1.Heart Health: The heart is (aside from the brain, but we’ll get to that later) the most vital organ in our bodies. It is the main hub through which our blood pumps. Kind of like the Grand Central Station of the body! Swimming is an aerobic exercise that helps strengthen the heart, making it larger and in turn, making it more effective at pumping blood to the body’s other vital organs. The movement of the body through the water along with the timed breathing increases the heart rate. As the heart rate increases a person will experience an increase in blood pumping through the body. Consistent aerobic exercise can reduce the risks of heart disease in women and diabetes in men! Swimming is an aerobic exercise can also help reduce high blood pressure. 2.Lung Health: The lungs are two of the most important organs in the body (especially for swimming) because they supply us with the oxygen we need to live and swim! The oxygen we get from the atmosphere is distributed amongst every single cell in our body. Without lung capacity, the body can have difficulty with daily functioning. When we swim, our breathing changes from its usual rhythmic rate and is slowed down. This decrease in the breathing rate increases lung capacity. This allows us to breathe more air into our lungs! So, the more you swim, the stronger the lungs will become! 3.Mind Health: It has been said […]
In our last post, we talked about why swim lessons are important. One of the reasons given in that post was water safety. Even though there is a difference between being water-safe and knowing how to swim, the two go hand in hand. As mentioned previously, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in young people. Whether you’re a strong swimmer or still learning how to swim, the best thing you can do is become water conscious. Drowning incidents occur in seconds so having a plan in place to help you stay safe is critical. Here are 12 tips that can help you and your family be water safe: Educate children and adults about water safety. The more people who are educated on water safety, the better. Never leave a child unattended near a pool, lake, river, ocean, or any body of water. Regardless of the child’s skill level, there is no substitute for adult supervision. All parents have experienced how quickly young children find a bit of mischief, I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying “don’t turn your back even for one second”. The same goes for water, all it takes is a second for the unthinkable. It’s important to be aware that nobody in water is too small. This means a child can drown in inches of water in a bathtub, a toilet, in standing water on a hot tub cover, a bucket of water, etc. In fact, a child can drown in any amount of water enough to cover the mouth and nose. It’s important to remember to never let your guard down when water is involved. Swim near a lifeguard whenever possible and only […]
Summer is in full swing and some parents are still trying to figure out where to get their kids to swim lessons. One big challenge to making a decision related to swimming lessons is that many parents don’t know when to start and why it’s important to have lessons. Rest assured, this post will help you know at what age your kid can start swim lessons. School is out for summer and families all over the country are taking vacations to their favorite resorts, amusement parks, and watering holes. In a city like Houston, one will go to great lengths to escape the heat and humidity of this long hot summer. An easy and convenient escape is to the neighborhood pool (and boy, do we have a lot) or the beach which is not too far away. Regardless of where you choose, it’s important to make sure you and your kids are prepared when it comes time to hit the water. It only takes a few seconds for a dangerous accident to occur. What Age Can Kids Start Swim Lessons According to the Centers for Disease Control, ten people die daily due to unintentional drowning. Out of the ten, two are children aged 14 or under. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children. Turning on the news or scrolling social media you will learn that in Houston alone there have been numerous mentions of drownings since the summer has started. It is a very frightening reality that can be prevented. Swimming lessons are a key factor to aid in the prevention of water-related deaths. By most accounts, the average age that kids start swim lessons is around […]