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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% (1999 Members) find Swimming helpful

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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.
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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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Improved my mood
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I joined a gym with a pool in 10/2013. They have some classes specifically for arthritis and I'm working on this issue currently.
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  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]