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Doctor insights on: Good Swimming Exercises For Beginners

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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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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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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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Is swimming a good exercise to help me lose extra weight and tone up?

Is swimming a good exercise to help me lose extra weight and tone up?

Yes: Swimming is a great low impact activity. Don't be afraid to change up your activity as well to include biking, or elliptical as well. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Is swimming good exercise to avoid disc herniation. I had herniation 9 months back at l5 s1 want to get relieved permanent. What to do. ?

Is swimming good exercise to avoid disc herniation. I had herniation 9 months back  at l5 s1 want to get relieved  permanent. What to do.

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Recommend: Swimming is one of the best approaches to take pressure off back, but strengthen and stretch core muscles. Even can be used with full disc ruptures, but works very well in rehab setting, when disc has desiccated and become smaller. ...Read more

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Is swimming good exercise for disc herniation and help in healing it for l5 s1.

Is swimming good exercise for disc herniation and help in healing it for l5 s1.

Not really. When U-: -swim U arch Ur back. As far as healing, that's a function controlled by Ur body. A disk that ruptures the annulus, all U can do is B careful, & activity modification. Once it has crossed that barrier, it's only a mater of time B4 it protrudes enough 2 cause leg pain & needs surgery. 4 back pain only the Rx is symptomatic. NSAIDS if able 2 decrease the inflammation & PT helps soothe it. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any exercise (swimming, biking, clearly not running) that would be good for drop foot?

Can you recommend any exercise (swimming, biking, clearly not running) that would be good for drop foot?

Drop Foot Exercise: Drop foot is caused by a neurological injury to the nerves that innervate the muscles in front of your shin. Since that injury may not be complete damage, doing exercises that consistently stress the shin muscles is recommended (build whatever muscle you can). Swimming, biking with stirrups, elliptical, slow walking (with a afo brace), yoga, and pilates are common recommendations done without limp. ...Read more

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Can anyone lose a good amount of weight by just swimming?

Can anyone lose a good amount of weight by just swimming?

Yes: Swimming is a fantastic nonweightbearing exercise that is easy on the joints and will put your heart to work. Variation in endurance and speed training will help you burn the most calories for weight loss. Joining a swim group to help push you and get you into a routine also a good idea. Effective weight loss comes from a combination of both diet and exercise so don't forget the diet part. ...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 good for croup?

Is swimming good for croup?

Croup?: Increased humidity is good for croup. Run a humidifier in the child's room or sit in the bathroom with the hot shower on to steam up the room. Even taking a car ride with the windows cracked over can help with the stridor of croup. ...Read more

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