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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

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Overall, 94% (1991 Members) find Swimming helpful
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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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i love swimming cant yet but i love it
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I swim indoors at my hospital's Wellness Center and swim at Country Club Pool in warm weather. Swimming is very relaxing for my joints and for the stress of living with chronic pain.
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Water too cold but during the warm months I swim everyday. I love being in the water and this makes it more enjoyable.
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pool exercises everyday during warm weather...
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Water aerobics. I believe in this but as stated before, my last attempt at the gym gave me no positive feedback after working hard 5 days a week for 3 months.
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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]