Between the dates of 5-21 August 2016, Rio will host the world’s biggest sporting event, the Olympic Games. Out of the 42 sports that will be challenged, we look at swimming and the health benefits of this Olympic sport.
Swimming made its first public appearance as a competitive sport at the Summer Olympics in 1896, though references date it back to as far as the Stone Age. Whatever your age, it’s a great way to get active and stay healthy at the same time. It is also known to help decrease the threat of chronic health diseases such as diabetes, heart conditions and stroke.
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The NHS has an online guide to get you started available at http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/getting-started-guides/Pages/getting-started-swimming.aspx
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