IMPROVES HEART HEALTH
Swimming makes your heart stronger, larger and improves your cardiovascular health and endurance. It will also lower your blood pressure, improve your circulation and help reduce the risk of heart and lung disease.
GENTLE ON THE JOINTS
Because swimming is not weight-bearing, it's easy on the joints for those who suffer from joint pain and discomfort. It's a full-body workout that keeps the pressure off the hips, knees, and spine.
While stretching before and after exercising is a sure way to regain flexibility, the act of swimming itself can also help increase your flexibility in your hips, legs, arm and neck. It can also help improve your posture and alleviate back pain.
Reduces the Risk of Osteoporosis
Swimming can improve bone mineral density (BMD), which will help fight osteoporosis. This is very important especially for women; a third of women over the age of 50 and a fifth of men experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis.
Improve Muscle Strength and Tone
Every time you move in the water, you're putting every muscle group to work. Swimming is a great form of resistance training and can help improve your muscle strength - and you'll also see long, lean muscle tone forming the more you do it!
Boost Mental Health
Swimming is a great way to reduce your stress levels, boost your mood, and increase your brain function,. Plus, because swimming can be a social activity, you'll avoid feelings of social isolation and loneliness that can lead to depression in seniors.
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