The Physical and Mental Benefits of Swimming

Accomplished computer systems engineer Amita Vadlamudi has more than three decades of experience working in the field of information technology. In her free time, Amita Vadlamudi leads an active lifestyle and particularly enjoys swimming.

In addition to being an enjoyable activity, swimming offers a number of health benefits to people of all ages. Regular trips to the pool is a great way to build muscle strength and endurance as well as improve overall cardiovascular fitness.

Further, because swimming is a low-impact activity, it is an excellent exercise for people with conditions affecting the joints, such as rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, swimming has even been shown to increase mobility in arthritic joints and decrease the pain caused by osteoarthritis.

Aside from the physical benefits, swimming can improve mental health and provide a boost in brain function that can lead to reduced stress and a greater sense of well-being. The meditative aspect of swimming can also evoke a relaxation response that can continue long after one leaves the pool.


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