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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

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Condition Members Success
Obesity
610
90%
Fitness Goals
450
98%
Arthritis
356
92%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
318
96%
Sports Injuries
77
83%
Overall, 94% (1966 Members) find Swimming helpful
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Swimming Reviews

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this is a great exercise that is very low impact that usually doesnt leave me to sore after a workout.
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put in lap pool that you tether self to & it helps keep me strong. can exercise with foam weights and keep cool in warm weather!
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I do this to be prepare incase I'm ever in a ferry that goes down. I normally swim 1/4 a mile, but can swim 2 miles if I have to.
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Great but I have scars on my back and it's hard to find something to wear plus I can't figure out how to protect my hair except rubbing it with vaseline. Wearing two bathing hats doesn't even do it.
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it does work to get slimer while you practice a sport but when i stopped practicing i gained all the weight back.
Working / Worked
This does help all joints need to keep it up regularly.
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I wish I had access to swim everyday! I love swimming and how I feel in water!
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Don't swim but do water therapy in the summer at my neighbors pool.
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Very good for my mood. Best therapy ever.
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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]