Swimming and Hydrotherapy Make An Unbeatable Fitness Combination
31 Oct Swimming and Hydrotherapy Make An Unbeatable Fitness Combination
The Holy Grail of Fitness: Swimming and Hydro-Therapy
From Liquid Pool Covers
Swimming has so many benefits to health that they are difficult to mention succinctly. The activity has been well documented to provide cardiovascular benefits, zero impact, flexibility, and endurance. What most people don’t realize, however, is that there are legion activities that can provide similar benefits that don’t necessarily involve the act of swimming strokes. In this post from Liquid Pool Covers, the benefits of combining Hydrotherapy with Swimming can multiply the health benefits by many factors.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
While swimming can be an intense form of fitness and strength-building, there are other methods to use this activity to heal and enrich the body. For example, swimming can benefit those with weight limitations, joint issues, or other ailments, because it is such a low-impact activity. This form of treatment is known as hydro-therapy. One of its main purposes is to strengthen the cardiovascular system, because the body is moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air. Due to the buoyancy of water, swimming is ideal for those in physical therapy or rehabilitation, especially when swimming in a hot water plunge pool. This combination allows for the muscles to relax to increase circulation and restore blood flow to the body, while releasing endorphins.
Some benefits of hydro-therapy include:
improvement in mood/coping with depression
improvement in overall mental wellness
releasing back pain and discomfort in pregnant women
strengthening heart and lungs for those with diabetes and heart disease
low-impact exercise for those with fibromyalgia and brittle bones
therapeutic exercise for those with developmental disabilities
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