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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% (2037 Members) find Swimming helpful
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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!!
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swimming everyday during the summer!!!! Hope this helps
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Very helpful and fun
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relaxing
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Very helpful when I can get to a pool LOL:)
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I have been going to the beach the last couple of days and whenever I can. The water takes the stress and weight off my muscles. It feels great to just float on my back and have no pain.
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I love swimming and miss it dearly
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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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    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]
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    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]
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    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]
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    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]