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Swimming is one of the best forms of exercising for several reasons. It gets all the muscles moving your arms, legs, abs, all of them as you use your whole body to swim. One of the reasons I love to swim is that it’s an excellent workout but it’s not hard on my joints. Many of you may have read in some of my previous posts that I have rheumatoid arthritis and as a result a I have some join damage in my wrists and knees.
It’s important for everyone to get some form of exercising in but those of us with such joint damage it’s just as important but sometimes a challenge to find types of exercises we can do without causing more strain on our joints. Swimming is one of these wonderful exercise and it’s also why it’s so good for everyone from the very young, adults, seniors and well everyone as it gets us moving. The water provides the resistance to give the muscles a good workout but it also helps protect joints. It’s why you will see and probably already know why swimming is often recommended for physical therapy, those with joint problems and why many if not all aquatic centers such as Fort Lauderdale aquatics offer all types of classes for seniors. It helps loosen up stiff joints and muscles and so much more.
The physical benefits of swimming are many but I also feel that it’s important for everyone to know how to swim as well. It’s an important skill that can not only provide you with a form of exercise, it’s a wonderful family activity to do and for various safety reasons we should all know how to swim. It’s an invaluable skill in so many ways.
How old were you when you first learned to swim? Leave us a comment we’d love to know 🙂