It seems like every day a new workout is popping up-have you heard about “Shock Therapy,” one of the first workout studios in New York City to offer a fitness class that features an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) bodysuits being strapped to you while you exercise. Yup, that isn’t made up and it’s probably quite popular.
Yes, it seems like workouts are getting much more bizarre (you can have an instructor hologram reflection now come into your house via a computer-programmed Mirror) and high tech which is why this research from Harvard Health is so refreshing. The workout that may keep you in peak health well into the golden years is one of the simplest. The only equipment you need is a swimming pool (or pond, or lake or ocean) and hopefully a swimsuit.
According to a 2017 study by Swim England, swimmers have a 28% lower risk of early death and a 41% lower risk of death as a result of stroke or heart disease.”Swimming is good for individuals with arthritis because it’s less weight-bearing,” Dr. I-Min Lee, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, told Harvard Health. Here is why it works so well.
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