Swimming - Simple Movement For the Elderly

by Pool Builders on 03-22-2010 in Articles

If you're getting older, you may have noticed that not everything works like it used to. If you have a bad hip or a bad knee, for instance, it can be a good excuse to sit still, right? After all, why not just relax and watch TV all day?

I'll tell you why not. Sitting still all day will just cause your muscles and joints to degenerate even further. It may be hard to get up and moving, but it's not impossible. At least, it's not impossible until you quit trying. Then, things will rapidly start to decline.

Finding a way to stay active is actually a lot easier than it sounds. All you need to do is take up an active hobby. If you're older, one of the best active hobbies to try is swimming. That's because exercising in water takes all of the pressure off of your joints, allowing you to strengthen your muscles without constant paint hat you might have while biking or jogging.

Swimming is also very relaxing. It won't even feel like work, especially if you take a class or do it with friends. You can even play games in the water to help pass the time. As a result, you'll be in the water for quite a while and not even realize that you've been exercising until after you get out of the pool.

So, don't just sit around watching TV and getting old. Get out and get active, instead. Swimming is a great option, but it isn't the only one. Look for an active hobby that you can enjoy and benefit from, whether it's swimming or not.

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