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Doctor insights on: Exercises Swimming Improve Posture

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What are exercises/weights are good for improving your strength for swimming?

What are exercises/weights are good for improving your strength for swimming?

Shoulders: Swimmers often develop issues in their shoulders. Regularly working on your rotator cuff can prove beneficial in the long run. You also hear of many rotator cuff issues in throwing athletes... Familiarize yourself with the "thrower's 10" exercises. - http://www.Orthonc.Com/sites/default/files/forms/physical_therapy/sports_protocols/throwers_ten_exercise_program.Pdf. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old, i started swimming for my regular exercise form past 1 month. but i can not do it longer.so what should i do to improve my stamina?

I am 25 years old, i started  swimming for my regular exercise form past 1 month. but i can not do it longer.so what should i do to improve my stamina?

Many things : There are many things you can do to improve your stamina. You can walk, jog, run, bicycle, jump rope, use an elliptical, calisthenics, dance. Really anything that gets up your heart rate consistently is rrasonable. Focus on doing what you enjoy as consistency is important derive reasonable benefits from exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree) Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

28 yr old male, with thoracic "postural" kyphosis since adolescence (don't know degree)
Can it heal or improve with exercise, physio or any other way?

Specialist: AT this age it is very difficult to treat this. May need surgery which at your age is difficult. See an ortho specialist in a referral center that does this type of work. BEst wishes. ...Read more

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I almost never exercise before. Now i want to get started doing it. What is the best exercise for starter? Is swimming okay

I almost never exercise before. Now i want to get started doing it. What is the best exercise for starter? Is swimming okay

Swimming is great.: Swimming is wonderful. Weight lifting with low weights and simple walking are fine. Shoot for thirty minutes about 5 times per week. Get your hr up to about 160 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Probably better!: Walking is good exercise but swimming is even better as it provides more exercise to the arms as well as legs and does not put as much stress on your knee, hip and ankle joints as it is not weight-bearing. ...Read more

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Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Neither is better: Just different. Swimming is more of a total body workout and easier on the joints. While running is higher impact and better for stimulating maintained or increased bone density. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Remember: They are just different forms of exercise. Swimming tend to be a better total body workout and more easily tolerated joint wise(unless you have rotator cuff issues or shoulder arthritis). While running is "harder" on the joints, it also is better at promoting bone density stability/increase. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise: swimming or walking?

Which is the best exercise: swimming or walking?

Depends: Depends on your goals. Swimming is a wonderful exercise for muscle tone, non-weight bearing requirements, flexibility, cardio (if fast paced), endurance training, and low impact needs. It involves many muscle groups and targets different ones depending on the stroke. Walking is also great. Can be cardio if fast paced, involves many muscle groups, but mostly legs and hips. Combine for nice workout. ...Read more

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Does swimming improve sciatica?

Does swimming improve sciatica?

Often beneficial: Swimming strengthens paraspinous muscles and is very beneficial. Whether it helps in the acute phase of sciatica very much depends on how inflamed the nerve is and where the disc herniation and/or bone spur is relative to the nerve root. While generally beneficial, swimming may aggravate the pain, in which case rest, anti-inflammatory meds and possibly micro-discectomy may help. ...Read more

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Why is swimming a good fitness exercise?

Why is swimming a good fitness exercise?

Many reasons: It is aerobic (if done at the correct intensity), it is water cooled (good especially in hot climates), and it is much easier on the joints (no pounding on the ground). However, if you can't swim or hate to swim, find something you will do. The best exercise is the one you will do. ...Read more

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