Swimming is a great way to improving health and fitness and are a fun way to keep active. It is particularly good if you have joint and muscle problems or peripheral vascular disease.
Swimming is great for cardiovascular health, weight loss and muscle tone and strength
- Pick a stroke that is familiar.
- Start at a comfortable pace and gradually increase the number of lengths.
- Patients with an ICD or pacemaker should wait until the wound is healed. Breaststroke is better than front crawl or backstroke as reduces the risk of damage to the devise.
- Patients with ICDs should swim with someone else or at a life guarded pool.