The elderly population is growing at a phenomenal rate, in part due to more and more people who regularly exercise. But as we age, the need for a low-impact workout becomes increasingly beneficial. After all, you can’t expect someone in their sixties to participate in CrossFit. Swimming is a low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by those of all ages. Our stationary swim belt is an excellent tool for those who own smaller pools. Here are a few reasons you may want to take up swimming as a part of your exercise regiment.
One of the more important reason to choose a low-impact workout is the decreased damage to your joints. For some, it is just too painful jogging or even walking due to hip or knee issues. Low-impact workouts like swimming offer a way for you to experience an enjoyable exercise without the pain.
Research has shown a low-impact workout is one of the best ways to safeguard against cardiovascular disease. This means swimming is perfect for those who may be concerned about their heart health. If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, check with your doctor before you implement a swimming routine.
Cutting calories is a good way to lose weight, adding swimming to your fitness activities is a great way to lose weight. Incorporate swimming with a healthy diet and you will reach your weight goal in good time.
Best of all, swimming is an activity that is as fun as it is healthy. Nothing quite compares to paddling your arms and legs in the water, it is as refreshing as it is rejuvenating. Come see for yourself.