There are a number of people in the world with physical limitation that cannot go to a fitness center to workout. They desire to get in shape, but are not able to use the machines or free weights in these facilities because of weight limitations or joint problems. Swimming cushions the joints and gives freer range of motion while giving resistance to the body. There are many centers that offer aerobic exercise classes for people suffering for arthritis and other joint pains. These classes are a wonderful place to work your muscles and meet new people with the same physical problems as you.
Athletes us water to help recover from injuries. When swimming your body only bears 50% of its weight when you’re in chest level. This means less stress on joints that are painful to move. When swimming you use all your major muscles such as back, shoulders, hips, legs, and abdomen. From you head to your toes muscles help us do every day things in life. Strengthening these muscles helps us overall with every thing we do. Swimming is not only rewarding for adults children get a great benefit from it also. Their young muscles need workout to develop as they grow. To children swimming is not exercising it’s a place to have fun.
Today many of our children would rather sit in front of a TV playing games or watching movies. Getting them to go outside and play becomes a battle at times, but swimming is not the same as going out side to play to a child. Swimming becomes a game in the water and sunshine. They make new friends and before you know it they will be asking to go swimming every day. They don’t realize they are getting the exercise they need for their young body to stay healthy and strong, all they think is, yeah I get to go swimming today. There are many indoor pools that are heated when summer passes. Swimming is not only a summer activity it’s a year round fun exercise.