Splish, Splash: Benefits of Becoming Active in the Pool

As we age, staying active is one of the best ways to ensure we remain physically and mentally fit.

Beneficial to all ages, swimming and water aerobics are not only a great way to beat the heat, but also help to slow down the aging process and strengthen all parts of the body.

Whether you’re an avid swimmer or prefer the quick movements of water aerobics, a dip in the pool is beneficial to all adults. See how these water exercises can improve your physical and mental health as you age.

A Day’s Worth of Exercise

Swimming is a full body workout. From head to toe, it not only works each muscle group in the body but the water creates a natural resistance that allows one to build strength and endurance with each stroke. Swimming laps and participating in water aerobics are proven methods in toning muscles, increasing flexibility, relieving stress and much more. And, one hour of swimming burns more than 400 calories on average.

Helpful for Recoveries and Disabilities

Exercise in the pool is the perfect activity for those with weak joints or decreased mobility as swimming and water aerobics provide seniors with movements that don’t place as much pressure on joints. These exercises may even help to remove pain, leaving you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. This not only creates the perfect exercise for any capability, but allows those who have disabilities to remain active throughout retirement.

Creates Social Connection

Like any hobby, finding those with similar interests helps create community. From water aerobics to a synchronized swimming team, Friendship Village of Dublin dedicates a number of programs to becoming active in the water while creating connections among residents. Not only does this create a big splash in social circles, but these activities are good for both mental health and a sense of belonging.

Are you looking for a community that lets you thrive in retirement? Friendship Village of Dublin offers a unique retirement experience that brings together social connection, high-end amenities and holistic LifeCare services – all for a steady rate, regardless if your needs or circumstances change as you age. If you’re interested in learning more about our community, schedule a visit.

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