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Health Benefits

Swimming has great health benefits and is a great aerobic exercise with significantly less impact.  Multiple body parts and muscles are used and strengthened at the same time.  Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart.  Researchers at the University of South Carolina discovered that swimmers had a 50 percent lower death rate than runners, walkers or sedentary men.  Swimming can also be calming and meditative.

Swimming laps, playing games and water exercises are all great ways to stay healthy in the pool.

Health Benefits

You don’t have to swim laps to get exercise in the pool. Try aerobics or playing games!

Every movement in the water is a resistance exercise.  You are pushing against the water and resistance is the best way to build up strength and muscle tone.

Individuals with arthritis can exercise with less stress on their joints.  It can improve affected joints without worsening symptoms.

Click here to see more on water-based exercise from the CDC.

Love My Pool the FSPA blog

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