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Exercises Swimming Improve Posture
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
I almost never exercise before. Now i want to get started doing it. What is the best exercise for starter? Is swimming okay
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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