Dr Bollmann, Anti-Aging and Skin Care Specialist
Swimming season will soon be here, and this might be one of the best exercises. Supposedly the best in-shape athletes are those who do water polo; they tread water for hours.
Researchers from the University of South Carolina (South Carolina, USA) analyzed data collected on 40,547 men, ages 20 to 90 years, for the period 1971–2003. The team found that swimmers had 53%, 50%, and 49% lower all-cause mortality risk than did men who were sedentary, walkers, or runners, respectively. In addition, swimmers demonstrated greater cardiorespiratory fitness than walkers and sedentary people.
An added benefit of swimming is that it decreases the negative effects running, tennis and like sports have on joints, especially as we age.