Swimming And Arthritis

Posted On: Feb 22, 2016

Exercise greatly increases not only strength and flexibility, but also reduces joint point. This can be very beneficial to those suffering with arthritis. Typical exercises cause pain on the joints that are very unpleasant. But there are still exercises you can do – swimming and water aerobics!

Those with arthritis often experience pain, stiffness, and swelling which can cause extreme discomfort. Typical exercise such as walking or running can be too jolting on the joints. The benefit of using water aerobic activity is that when your under water, it ‘unweights’ your joints. When you are in the water roughly 90% of your body weight is supported by the water. Water aerobics is a great way to tone and strengthen your muscles. What makes it great is that it’s low impact so anyone can do it! 

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