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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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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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Overall, 94% (2037 Members) find Swimming helpful

Swimming Reviews

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Loved it. Not near enough to a pool or companion to swim with just now. Great for supporting the body and keeping mobile.
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It helps to give me an all over workout without putting too much pressure on my joints. As an aerobic exercise I can either tread water, or swim laps.
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Reduces muscle tension & pain. Dont have a pool nearby, but do still go on occasion
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love going swimming @ the YMCA in their warm water pool...would love to try water arobics or water tubs great 2 for me...
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I swim a lot the physical exertion seems to slow down my urges. I tend to get a little hormonal when I am post period. That whole ovulating thing seems to make me feel like a dog in heat. but the swimming and walking helps me take out my frustrations.
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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.
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helped and wish i still did it now
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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!
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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.
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  1. Discussion: Swimming
    The only time chemicals bothered my breathing was when they were sprayed from a spray bottle or can, like Lysol or bleach when cleaning the bathroom .... [More]
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    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]
  3. 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]
  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]