When the members of the family worried about the elders healthy and don’t know what to recommend to them, swimming can be the best answer for it. Water based exercises are second only to walking in lowest rates for injuries. They are commonly used for physical therapy modes for those recovering from major surgery.
Swimming utilizes nearly all major muscle groups simultaneously, imparting a total body work out. Because of the inherent resistance of the water, swimming develops both muscle strength and endurance, as well as helps flexibility.
This sport is also very gentle to those who are physically challenged. The buoyancy factor of water makes swimming the most injury-free exercise available. It because swimming does not put the strain on connective tissues that running, aerobics and some weight-training regimens do, swimming is the kind of low-impact work out that is perfect for seniors seeking to regain or maintain their fitness. So it is specifically safe for the elders, especially those with any type of joint issues. In water, a person’s body weight is reduced by 90% as compared to its weight on land. For example, a 220 pound man will weigh about 22 pounds if he is standing in chin deep water.
For the elderly, water fitness is the safest, fills the need for exercise, increases a body’s range of motion and is a low-impact exercise.
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