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Swimming IS the Best Exercise for Long Life!

Updated on March 10, 2012
Swimming is easy on the body.
Swimming is easy on the body.

Swimming Is Better Than Good For You!

Swimming is great exercise and offers a full-body workout without the pounding and stress that various types of exercise, like running and aerobics, put on the body.

That's the reason that people that swim for exercise have a longer lifespan than those who do other types of exercise or are sedentary.

A study followed over 40,000+ men for 30 years to measure the results of specific exercise types and lifespan.

Running is good exercise, but is hard on the body!
Running is good exercise, but is hard on the body!

Swimming: The Study's Findings...

Steven Blair, an exercise expert from the University of California, wrote a report about the study that was conducted by the National Institutes of Health and the National Swimming Pool Foundation. 

After the study was completed, it was found that 6.6% of the runners who participated had died compared to only 1.9% of the swimmers. Once again, this may be due to the fact that swimming exercises the entire body, without the wear and tear that other types of exercise exert on the body. 

ALL exercise is good for our minds and bodies!
ALL exercise is good for our minds and bodies!

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...

Exercise is fabulous for our hearts, minds and bodies! No one can deny its benefits! If you don't exercise, I advise that you get started. Even walking is wonderful and everyone has the time to get out a few days a week for a brisk 20-minute walk.

Not everyone has a swimming pool or access to one, but if you do then you should use it to your best advantage... Who knows? You may even live longer as a result!

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.


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      Troi Sirtis 7 years ago

      LOve it!