Study Confirms Health Benefits of Swimming
A recent study by Swim England highlights how water is an ideal place for people of all ages to exercise, particularly those with long term health conditions such as mental health concerns or joint and muscle problems. The independent report found that regular swimming helps older people stay mentally and physically fit and that swimmers live longer. In addition, the report presents findings that children who participate in swimming lessons can develop physical, cognitive and social skills more quickly than those who don’t. The unique properties of water allow greater participation than other activities and can facilitate significant improvements in health and quality of life.
- Swimming is uniquely placed to support people throughout their entire life
- Swimming lowers the risk of early death
- Swimming lessons help children to develop skills quicker
- Swimming and aquatic activity is a safe, cost-effective and viable option for healthcare professionals to signpost patients
- Continued research on the impact of physical activity on long term health conditions should be undertaken