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Cold Water Swimming – Is It Good For You?

With cold water swimming, I’m sure it wouldn’t be at the top of your list when it comes to exercise.

The cold water isn’t always too appealing; however, swimming in Swimponds are a fantastic way to increase endorphins, burn more calories and socialise with friends.

Here is a list of benefits of cold water swimming, some pretty obvious, but some I’m sure you wouldn’t think of:

Benefits Of Cold Water Swimming 

Benefit 1: It Burns Calories

This may be pretty self-explanatory as any significant exercise would burn many calories. However, your body must work harder when swimming in cold water and your heartbeat faster to keep you warm. This would inevitably burn many more calories than if you were swimming in a heated pool, for example. 

Benefit 2: It Improves Circulation

Cold water swimming can help keep blood circulating well through your veins and arteries. It also helps adapt to the cold.

Benefit 3: It Activates Endorphins

Surprisingly, cold water swimming will make you happier. Endorphins are released when doing exercise to make us feel better.

Benefit 4: It Can Reduce Stress

Many studies have identified the link between cold water and stress reduction. It seems to be true that cold water swimmers may become calmer and more relaxed.

Benefit 5: It Can Boost Your Immune System

As the improvement of circulation within your body, cold water can help to boost the white blood cell count within your blood because the body reacts to changing conditions. This suggests that your body becomes better at activating its defences over time and is less susceptible to the cold and illnesses.

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