Swimming For Arthritis

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aquamanIn honor of my fellow superhero Aquaman, I’ve started swimming each day as part of my fitness routine.

And even though I know I’ve only just started, it already feels great. It feels wonderful to be moving in the mornings, to be swimming in a pool full of heated water where a lot of my constant joint pain seems to instantly disappear as soon as I am floating in the water.

My rheumatologist has been recommending for more than a year that I start swimming, but with my previously busy schedule I could never seem to find the time. As the cold weather of winter approaches with each new day, I figured that now was the time. (I’m determined not to stop moving this winter.) My only regret is having waited so long to start.

Does anyone else swim or do aquatic exercises on a regular basis?

Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!