According to a recent long-term study, it just might be! The study “found that Masters Swimmers (over age 35) who swam roughly 3,200 to 4,500 metres (about 3.2 to 4.8 kilometres) three to five times a week, postponed the aging process. And not just for a few years but for decades, according to traditional age markers like muscle mass blood pressure and lung function.” Don’t worry if that doesn’t describe your personal swim habits though. You can benefit from even a small amount of swimming, particularly any routine that gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for a sustained period of time.
Swimming is great exercise for all ages and fitness levels, improves your mental health, and contributes to overall health and fitness. What’s not to love? Dive in and live longer, friends!