Sue Asher is the instructor of a local aerobics class for senior citizens. The class meets twice a week at a swimming pool near Manville, NJ. The work out appears to be calm and simple; however, it greatly improves muscles strength and prevents joint problems such as arthritis from occurring. Asher’s students exercise their feet, arms, and legs while enjoying their time in the water.
“Class starts at 10:45 but between 10:30 and 10:45 we catch up on things that are happening in the town, happening with the senior citizens and it is our social time,” Asher stated. “Then we do our exercises and work hard.”
Swimming is a great way for the elderly and people with arthritic feet to get exercise with ease. If you have any questions regarding the benefits of swimming on the feet, consider contacting podiatrist Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Ingrassia will explain the unique health advantages this activity has and recommend some simple exercises.
Benefits of Swimming and Foot care
Our feet receive the most stress on a daily basis. Walking, running, and long standing contribute to pain and stress on the feet. Swimming helps promote circulation and keep the body feeling great and healthy.
Benefits of swimming:
- Improve blood circulation
- Swimming is a good, safe way to get in extra physical activity and improve circulation, without causing further trauma to the feet
- Relieve aches or pains
- It takes all the pressure off of them, allowing the feet to relax and recover, and improves blood flow to them.
- Circulation overall for diabetics
- Swimming contributes to blood flow, and increase oxygen levels within the body.
- Reduce foot inflammation
- Swimming in warm water can increase blood flow and make it easier to move and stretch the afflicted foot. The feet are also exposed in water, giving them much needed air.
Swimming the helpful alternative:
Many people like the elderly and diabetics suffer from weakened muscles and joints. A water sport like swimming will support the body, thus allowing him or her to move freely. Blood flow circulation is a main trigger to tired inflamed feet.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our office in Fords, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.
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