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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
627
90%
Fitness Goals
465
98%
Arthritis
364
92%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
323
96%
Sports Injuries
78
83%
Overall, 94% (2013 Members) find Swimming helpful
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Swimming Reviews

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Swimming laps has blasted the fat from my body faster than anything else ever has.
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I used to swim competitively, but had to stop because of my asthma. I recently began to swim a little bit again, not competitively, just to work out. It helps me to clear my head and to stay in shape. I want to do this more often. Like once a week or so.
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Swimming is about the only exercise I have been able to do. It gets my joints moving and my muscles working. Im energized after my workout and often starving too. But I do get worn out and usually feel the need to rest the following day. My theory is rise above it and that gets me out of bed every morning. I try not to sit around all day but there are times when I feel that way.
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I was an avid swimmer growing up and this is a great exercise for me that works only problem is is that I do not have a pool to use.
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As long as I could find the time to do it.
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The same as the biking it's hard to find time. Also
swimming tends to make me hungrier.
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helps depression & weakness
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My favourite exercise. Love that I don't get sweaty and I feel weightless in the water. Being in a bathing suit sucks but once I'm in the water I feel great.
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Oh how I wish I had an indoor pool at my house! Water is one of the few places I feel at peace! I can exercise and my body doesn't hurt in a pool, lake, or ocean.
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Low impact!
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: swimming
    Water is my safe healing space, I love it. I live in a cold climate, but have been swimming for a month now. It is just so free and calm. I love th... [More]
  2. Discussion: swimming
    Yes! I am a swimmer and I used to go swimming every day, for at least two hours a day, for years until I had to stop for health reasons. I love swimmi... [More]
  3. Discussion: swimming
    If it weren't for my Fibro and damaged shoulders I would be a swimming addict. I love swimming and I was going there for a while and now I have starte... [More]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]