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Swimming is the movement through water of humans, animals and other creatures, without artificial assistance. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. Because the density of the human body is approximately similar to that of water, the body is supported by the water and less stress is therefore placed on joints and b... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Obesity
620
90%
Fitness Goals
458
98%
Arthritis
360
92%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
321
96%
Sports Injuries
77
83%
Overall, 94% (1991 Members) find Swimming helpful
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Swimming Reviews

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Helps me a great deal. Not painful and helps loosen up muscles and also strengthening them
I do laps daily. Feels great.
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wish I had more time to get to the pool
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I love the water, so it's the easiest way for me to get some exercise, and right now, with my weight being what it is, it's about the only exercise for me.
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beingin the pool
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Swimming is relaxing and helpful for the spasms.
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I did water aerobics that was fun and saw a bit of a difference. I would do it again
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It has been unbelievablly helpful. To be able to forget what is on my mind and focus on my breathing. Its amazing.
Working / Worked
I find this helps me feel more relaxed and in a good mood.
really the only thing I can do.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Swimming
    i use the pool as a form of exercise yes..grant it i dont swim but i walk and do different things in the water that im unable to do on land...i love t... [More]
  2. Discussion: Swimming
    Drew, I've done water PT on and off for almost 20 years and it's the best thing for my fibro pain. Is your pool heated? Heat is always better for PT ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Swimming
    Hi all, I went swimming for the first time since my last surgery. Wow. I didn't realize how much mobility I had lost after all of the fusions. I t... [More]
  4. Discussion: Swimming
    Yes, swimming is excellent. However word of cautions; swim with someone present who can help and watch out for water temp. extreme cold or hot can eff... [More]
  5. Discussion: Swimming
    The Arthritis Foundation has long confirmed and supported the benefits of any exercise done in water - preferably a HEATED pool. Many YMCA's offer spe... [More]