A lot of seniors become restricted as to what activities they can participate in as they age. Some become too dangerous for them. Others are just too difficult. However, swimming does not fit into either of these categories. Ideally a senior should have access to their own pool if possible. Which means they don’t have to worry about travelling to one nearby. As long as the proper safety precautions are taken this can be safe for the senior. However, an extra precaution should be that the senior does not swim alone.
There are many different types of health problems that a senior may have to deal with, or ones they need to work on helping to prevent.
One of the several health issues that a senior may face is heart problems. Swimming can help to keep the heart strong, and it improves circulation. It can help to lower blood pressure which can help to reduce strokes.
As one ages the joints tend to lose their lubrication and can become stiff. Swimming is great for those seniors that are dealing with this. There is no weight being put on the joints during swimming. This means that gentle exercises can be carried out to limber up the joints without causing additional discomfort.
This is a condition where bone mineral density is lost. As a result, the bones become brittle and can break easily. Swimming can help to increase the density.
General stiffness can set in making it difficult for the senior to remain flexible. This can come from the restricted use of the joints and muscles. Swimming can help to keep them flexible.
There are many options for different sized pools that would be ideal for seniors. It could be something as simple as a small lap pool that would meet all their needs.