There's no need to discuss the advantages of healthy life, we already know them. But sometimes it's extremely difficult to make yourself get up for a morning run or exercise. There's only one way out: match exercise with pleasure. And here comes swimming.

Many people understand swimming as a great pleasure and enjoy every time they go the beach or swimming pool. It's a very nice attitude and very helpful if you are planning to make this sport your way into the healthy life.

Swimming gives great advantages to your heart first of all. As far as this sport uses almost all major muscle groups and places a vigorous demand on your heart and lungs, it's better than any training machines that usually use only one group of muscle.

Swimming, unlike running, aerobics and some weight-training regiments, doesn't put strain in connective tissues. There's less chance to harm yourself and, most importantly, your muscles don't tire as much so you won't feel any pain the other day.

This sport is perfect for people who are overweight, pregnant and people with leg or lower back problems. There are no requirements what distance or how long to swim, so you may exercise your body as long as you want, stop for a moment and then continue. Moreover, you won't tire as fast as you would while running, doing aerobics or exercise in any other way.

After a few tries you'll start to feel improved strength and flexibility, better muscular and endurance balance. Swimming also improves your circulation and increases energy. You won't feel tired after your swims but will notice great improvement in your health.

It is also a great way to control your weight. You won't feel the need to eat, just to drink after swimming. So if you'll watch your meals and take the healthier ones, the results will be even greater.

Probably one of the greatest advantages swimming provides is relief from stress and tension. Your body and mind relaxes in the water and the more time you spend in it the more stress you lose. The reduction of stress will improve your daily life and relationship with people.

Doesn't matter where you practice swimming - in the sea, lake, river or pool, the effect of water is the same. It's not an expensive way to exercise so anyone may practice it. And every city or small town is sure to have at least one pool or a river or a lake near it.

Swimming is undoubtedly the sport that anyone may practice. Those who can't swim are sure to learn very fast. And the advantages are obvious for your circulation, lungs, heart and muscle. There's no other sport there you won't feel tired, get rid of tension and stress and see the results so fast. And there's no danger for traumatizing yourself. You may think as long as you want and search anywhere - swimming has the greatest advantages that sports may give you. And you can hardly find any disadvantages at all.