Not only will your laps help ReachOut support all young Aussies to be happy and well, but there are some great benefits for you, too.
There are hundreds of good reasons why it’s worthwhile to be active.
While you may have heard stacks of them, some of the lesser-known reasons are:
1. IT CHARGES YOU UP
Thirty minutes or more of vigorous exercise releases endorphins (the good stuff) in the brain, giving you energy, vitality and an intense natural high.
2. IT HELPS YOUR POSITIVITY
Studies show that exercise is a great way to help manage depression. It not only releases those happy hormones but also helps clear your mind of stress, confusion and worry.
3. IT HELPS YOUR SOCIAL LIFE
Exercising with others, joining a swim squad or playing sports can be a great way to meet new people and keep each other motivated.
4. IT HELPS YOU SLEEP
Working the body and clearing the brain ensures a good night’s sleep, and can help regulate problematic sleeping patterns.
In addition to the physical benefits, swimming is a great way to practice mindfulness.