The sport of all kinds is one of the most important things that can be done to maintain public health, at all stages of life, and throughout the year medical studies are graduated that confirm its benefits and add a new benefit to it, and this is a new study that focuses on swimming and its benefits for heart health in the elderly in particular, here are the details…
Swimming for the elderly
A recent study published in the Independent emphasized the importance of swimming in preventing cardiovascular disease, given the importance of water exercise, especially for older people over the age of 55, in keeping them fit and healthy without side complications on the joints.
The study showed that water-based exercises have many benefits in improving balance and movement, and also contribute to the rehabilitation of peripheral arterial disease, as arteries in the legs, stomach, arms, and head are narrowed, and they also contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease for the elderly and improving Their heart health.
Swimming and heart health
The study found that swimming and water sports 4 times a week contributes to protecting the heart from many diseases and helps maintain the health of the heart and blood vessels, and improves the efficiency of the inner lining of the vein (the endothelium) of the small veins and large arteries, which is reflected in the heart’s health.
It has also been shown that swimming increases the production of nitric oxide in the body, which is an essential element to maintain the function of the lining in both small veins and arteries, so the more nitric oxide production increases, the more it helps to increase the efficiency of the work of the arteries and small veins better.
The study said that swimming and water sports are an important option over other exercises that may cause pain and fatigue in the joints because the effects of water exercise are less dangerous than others.
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