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Not motivated to work out?

family standup paddle boardsCardiovascular workouts can be difficult while suffering from lower body pain, back pain, or for those recovering from an injury. Higher impact exercising can cause discomfort in these cases, which doesn’t do much to motivate one to continue.

With its excellent cardio workout and recognition as a non-impact sport, it may be time for you to consider a dip in the pool.

Gentle on the joints

Swimming is a fantastic way to get fit while burning off those pesky calories. It’s incredibly gentle on the joints, can help tone the entire body and best of all, it’s fun!

And swimming laps isn’t the only pool activity available to you. Classes such as AquaFit – a type of aerobics class in water — are available at many of Ottawa’s recreational centres. In addition, some offer Aquabiking – riding a stationary bike under water, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, water polo.

Significant healing speed

Our patients who swim report nothing but pleasure in participating in this sport. One woman has recently used it in her recovery during a badly sprained ankle, which kept her sidelined for nearly four months. The water provided a gentle way to increase movement in the joints, and she found that her healing sped up significantly.

So, if you’re looking for a new way to tone up, slim down and stay healthy while going easy on your body, give swimming a try. See you in the pool!

If you have any questions about the health or alignment of your spine or that of your loved ones, Dr. Erin McLaughlin and Dr. Pierre Paradis are here to help. If you live or work in Kanata and the surrounding area, contact us today or give us a call at (613) 831-9665.

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