Benefits of Swimming for Seniors


Choosing a Rockland County retirement community that offers indoor swimming is just an added bonus to the healthier, more active lifestyle you will enjoy! At FountainView at College Road you will find a state of the art spa and heated indoor pool.

Swimming is an excellent exercise choice for senior adults. It is an ideal activity because it puts less stress on your joints as well as your body’s cooling mechanisms compared to other exercises. Here are a few key benefits you can look forward to when using the heated indoor pool at our Rockland County senior community.

Swimming reduces blood pressure and improves artery health. Research shows that swimming 15 to 45 minutes a day three to four days a week could reduce systolic blood pressure close to 7%. Arteries may also become more elastic and responsive to changes in blood flow.

Gain body tone and muscle strength. Swimming uses almost all the major muscle groups and places a vigorous demand on your heart and lungs without the stress on your connective tissues experienced in other aerobic exercises.

Exercise in a totally supported environment. This enables you to exercise more often and research has shown seniors who exercise frequently have stronger immune symptoms and are better able to fight off disease.

Improve flexibility. In water, body weight is 1/10 of what it would be on land. If you weigh 150 pounds on land, you weigh 15 pounds standing in chin-deep water so we are able to move our bodies in ways that are fundamentally different than in traditional exercise.

Improving posture and balance are also benefits you gain from water exercise since you are developing muscle strength and overall endurance.

Ease muscle tension. Our bodies are approximately the same density as water making it a great environment for physical therapy. It relieves stress from problem areas that have stiffened or atrophied and lets you flex and move without added pressure.

Contact FountainView at College Road today to learn more about this Rockland County senior community. Join our residents and take advantage of the many amenities and activities available, such as our indoor heated pool that can improve your health and provide an active lifestyle.

Call Us at 888-701-8442 - 2000 Fountainview Drive Monsey, New York 10952
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