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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
617
90%
Fitness Goals
458
98%
Arthritis
359
92%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
320
96%
Sports Injuries
77
83%
Overall, 94% (1987 Members) find Swimming helpful
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Swimming Reviews

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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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Helps
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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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The ONLY exercise I can do. My favorite in summers.
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Wonderful. I am not able to get to a pool right now due to lack of transportation, but if I could go, I'd go daily, even if I had to get up at 3:00 AM! It makes me feel so much stronger and alive. I miss it so very much.
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I'm not someone who believes in a miracle cure, I know from experience that exercise and a good diet are the recipe for success, but how to stay on that path, or better yet, how to start AGAIN is what I struggle with.
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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]