The Center for Disease Control (CDC), recommends at least 2.5 hours per week of aerobic activity, which includes swimming that comes with many benefits in addition to getting your weekly aerobic exercise. Exercising in the water not only gives you recommended physical activity, it offers several benefits including a resistance to developing chronic illness and diseases, and therapy treatment for those with conditions such as joint pain and arthritis.
Water Exercising Can Help Chronic Illness
Exercising in the water can help improve the health of people with chronic illness such as arthritis and joint pain, and can decrease pain from diseases such as osteoarthritis. Swimmers young and old benefit from water activity, as the buoyancy in the water provides a safe environment for exercising joints and limbs.
Buoyancy for Low-Impact Exercising
The buoyancy of water offsets the effects of gravity, supporting your body weight for low-impact exercising. Unlike land exercises, water aerobics is easy on the joints, muscles and ligaments. Water cushions weight bearing joints, reducing muscle soreness, stress fractures & potential injury.
Pool Exercises for Arthritis Therapy
Hydrotherapy improves affected joints and symptoms in people with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis. Swimming is a very important part of a therapy program for those affected with arthritis, inflammation or rheumatic disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have more beneficial health improvements after hydrotherapy than with other therapy activities.
Swimming for Improved Mental Health
The CDC also reports that swimming can improve the mental health of both men and women, decreasing depression, improving mood and lessening anxiety. Warm water therapy is beneficial for pregnant women and can improve family connections for families with children afflicted with developmental disorders and disabilities.
Swimming and pool exercises are beneficial for people of all ages, providing valuable cardiovascular and aerobic activity. Water therapy is especially important for many people suffering with chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, improving overall health and in many cases preventing progression of the disease.
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