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Exercise is an important treatment option for knee osteoarthritis. And swimming is an excellent low-impact exercise that you can do even when your knees are hurting. However swimming laps can get boring. If you are tired of swimming on your own then it may be time to join and adult aquatic fitness program. Most YMCA’s have masters programs that can help improve stroke mechanics, training techniques, and setting and maintaining fitness goals.
If you are not interested in joining a group then look to build a workout so that you are not just swimming lap after lap. Mix up your routine with a kick-board, hypoxic breathing exercises, and variations of strokes.
Swimming is my favorite exercise. It is low impact and strengthens my heart, lungs, joints, and muscles.
Your entire body is supported by water so your joints get to move in a stress free environment. Your knees get to move without having to support the weight of everything above them. Burn calories and fat while lubricating your joints and strengthening the muscles surrounding them. Swimming is a great activity to build an exercise treatment program around.
Swimming is a great form of low impact exercise that will help you lose weight and ease the pain associated with your knee osteoarthritis.