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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