Why Swimming Can Be Good Exercise for Seniors

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If you’re looking for a low-impact and easy way to stay fit, you might want to head to your local swimming pool! Swimming is easy on the joints, and it can be a great way to work all of your muscle groups without feeling the strain on your body.

Plus, there are many pools that offer group water exercise classes geared specifically for seniors, so there’s a community aspect as well.

How Swimming Is Beneficial

Here are 7 potential health benefits of swimming according to Asccare.com:

  • Eases joint pressure and pain
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Improves muscle strength and tone
  • Reduces the risk of osteoporosis
  • Improves mental health
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases flexibility

Swimming can also be done year-round, so your workout routine won’t be affected by chilly or rainy days.

Whether you’re already a regular swimmer or are looking for something new to add to your fitness regime, you really can’t go wrong by taking a dip in the pool. Be sure to consult with your doctor if you have not been active for quite some time.

Check out our articles on Council of Seniors 365 for other tips on how to stay active and healthy during your retirement.

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