Arthritis Treatment and Recovery
27 million people in the USA suffer from arthritis
There are many benefits to swimming. People suffering from arthritis, have found aquatic therapy showed a significant reduction in pain, improved mobility, balance and function. Major athletes, have also found swimming beneficial toward a reduction of pain and an increase in fitness levels and performance.
Relief From Mental Disorders and Disease
The health benefits of swimming pool therapy go far beyond arthritis. Recreational swimming is a great way to relieve stress and possibly the symptoms of depression according to Livestrong.com. Swimming fosters psychological wellbeing, and enhances overall mental health.
Three out of four senior citizens do not receive enough exercise to stay healthy but swimming can cover most of not all of those issues. Swimming exercises the entire body without over-exerting the muscles and joints, it also increases bone density, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Water is for everyone! It provides all age groups a buffer against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The CDC (cdc.gov) states that just 2.5 hours of swimming a week can decrease the risk of chronic illness. (U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services).
How it Works
Water is denser than our bodies and you feel weightless and that relieves the pressure on your joints and allows you to exercise without causing damage. Immersed in water, your heart doesn’t need to work as hard and that improves oxygen to the blood.