Monday, July 24, 2017

Pool as Pain Relief

Swimming Benefits

Benefits of physical activity and exercise besides decreased pain include reduced fatigue, tenderness, blood pressure, anxiety or depression, and an increase in heart efficiency, metabolism, energy, and improvement of sleep patterns.

What exactly constitutes active forms of exercise? Walking, swimming, riding a stationary bike, water aerobics and rowing machine are examples of active exercise. Stretching exercises help increase blood supply and nutrients to the joints.

Swimming is an example of a low impact aerobic conditioning. It is easy on the back and specifically on the spine. Unlike running, there is very little impact on the spine structures, since the water supports the body. This buoyancy relieves stress on all joints of the body. With less gravity affecting the joints, swimming or water exercise helps the spine and limbs expand, relieving painful pressure.