A Dip in the Pool Does an Aging Body Good

Jeremy Singer-Vine
Wall Street Journal

Swimming reduces blood pressure and improves artery health in elderly adults, according to a study in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Previous studies have found similar advantages from walking exercises, but this was the first to demonstrate swimming’s vascular health benefits for older, sedentary adults. Because swimming puts less stress on joints and the body’s cooling mechanisms than many other exercises, it “is an ideal form of activity for older adults,” the study’s authors noted.

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