swimming keeps you young

Swim­ming is the foun­tain of youth

We’ve known for years that swim­ming pro­vides a very enjoy­able no-impact form of exer­cise. But there’s a lot more to it…  In recent stud­ies, a 3-month pro­gram of slow to mod­er­ate swim­ming low­ered sys­tolic blood pres­sure by an aver­age of 9 points. Also, swim­mers’ carotid arter­ies are more elas­tic and allow for more blood flow.

And it’s not only great for your heart, the resis­tance the water pro­vides also builds strength. Senior swim­mers in a recent study increased their quadri­cep strength by 27%, ham­string strength by 40%, and upper body by about 10%.

We can’t say enough how many good things swim­ming does for health… espe­cially as we get older.

  • Improved blood pressure
  • Improved flex­i­bil­ity
  • Increased sta­mina and mus­cle strength
  • Improved bal­ance
  • Less chronic pain in joints
  • Reduced osteo­poro­sis
  • Increased car­dio­vas­cu­lar conditioning
  • Improved pos­ture and mus­cle tone

 

It’s clearer and clearer that aging does  NOT mean decreased health and lim­ited mobil­ity. You can stay youth­ful and flex­i­bile and swim­ming is a fan­tas­tic way to do that. If you’re inter­ested in an afford­able way to swim every day in the com­fort of your own home, check out our Freestyle Pack­age here: http://www.pacificnorthwestpools.com/freestyle-package-new/

 

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