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Does Swimming Better Your Health and Help You Avoid Injury?

There are many benefits to swimming and water based exercise. Not only is swimming a full body workout, but it is suitable for all ages from young to not as young as one used to be. But don’t take our word for it, check out what the Mayo Clinic News Network has to say:

“Swimming is a wonderful sport. I definitely recommend swimming for people of all ages,” says Dr. Matthew Crowe, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert who spent many hours in the pool as a competitive swimmer in his youth.

“Swimming is easy on the joints, and it’s very good for both cardiac health and your core strength. And it also can give you really excellent strength around the shoulders, and hips and knees,” says Dr. Crowe.

Moving your body in a number of different ways provides the most well-rounded workout. Adding swimming to your regular workout routine helps you to build strength and get your heart rate up without the impact that running or lifting weights may have on your body!