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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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I used to go to an MS swimming group but due to my obligations can no longer go. It did help some though.
Working / Worked
helped and wish i still did it now
Working / Worked
occassional
Working / Worked
Yea I it helped alittle bit, it felt good for her to be able to get inm the pool, which it was summer and she couldn't!
Working / Worked
Lap swimming is the only exercise I can do rigorously. My doctor gave me stretching exercises that I do afterwards and any time my muscles are warmed up.
Working / Worked
I love to exercise in water and swim mostly on my back as the forward strokes bend my spine uncomfortably. I used to be a good and strong swimmer so I'm confident in the water. It's the changing afterwards I hate. Such an effort. I've thought about driving home in my cossie!!
Working / Worked
swimming everyday during the summer!!!! Hope this helps
Working / Worked
Very helpful and fun
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relaxing
Working / Worked
Very helpful when I can get to a pool LOL:)
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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]