Benefits of Swimming for Health and Pain Relief

by | Jul 27, 2023

Do you enjoy swimming? In this heat, it is almost a necessary activity to stay cool! But the benefits of swimming for pain relief and overall health are many, so we wanted to share with you some of our favorite reasons to make this activity a priority this summer (or any time of year). Swimming, accompanied by regular chiropractic visits, can make you feel better than you have in a long time!

4 Benefits of Swimming for Pain Relief and Overall Health

Swimming puts very little stress on your back. It’s also a fun, low-impact exercise which is perfect for folks who do enjoy working out but cannot currently partake in high-impact workouts and activities.

1. Swimming is low impact but provides big results.

As mentioned above, swimming is a low-impact exercise which causes less stress on your body, especially your neck and back. This is ideal for managing pain! In the water, movements are easier on your joints and the water provides a natural resistance so your muscles can build strength without having to lift weights. This is a major win for people who suffer from back and joint pain.

2. Swimming is a good stress reliever.

As you’re lying in the water and floating, you are calm and breathing. As water changes the tension that gravity puts on your body, you stay relaxed. This is great for those people with arthritis or joint pain.

3. Swimming helps you gain flexibility and move more.

Swimming is a great way to become more flexible, since the water reduces pain associated with overstretching, over-lifting and so on. It also helps strengthen connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons and muscles that support your spine. Even those individuals who have been injured in a car accident or those who have severe lower back pain can find significant changes in their pain levels and flexibility over time. With more flexibility, you may even become less susceptible to injury. Swimmers also tend to experience less muscle soreness after water exercises compared to those on land. This is one of the biggest benefits of swimming for so many of our patients.

4. Swimming can help you improve your physical endurance.

This is one of our favorite benefits of swimming because it means you’ll be able to enjoy being active more. Water exercises are effective and one of the best workouts someone can do, with plenty of resistance. Water therapy and activity can actually build muscle and strengthen your back muscles which has a positive impact on your posture, potentially relieving back pain!

Chandler Chiropractic Care and Your Overall Wellness

Swimming combined with chiropractic treatments decreases muscle pain, addresses back pain, and strengthens individual muscles. Swimming is a great total-body workout, but we can help you pinpoint those stubborn painful areas, too.

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or are experiencing pain for another reason, chiropractic care is a great way to get yourself back out enjoying life, staying active and doing the things you love to do. Staying active is essential in staying healthy – and we’re here to help you achieve your goals!

Simply schedule an appointment with us today and let’s get you moving and feeling better than ever!

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