7 benefits of swimming for people living with disability
Swimming is a low-impact, full-body exercise that can provide a wide range of benefits for people living with disability. From improving cardiovascular health to helping with mobility and coordination, swimming can help many people to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle. Here are just a few of the potential benefits of swimming for people living with disability:
- Cardiovascular health: Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise that can help to improve heart health and increase endurance. This can be especially beneficial for people who may have limited options for physical activity.
- Mobility and coordination: Swimming can help to improve mobility and coordination by working multiple muscle groups at once. This can be a great benefit for people with mobility impairments, as the buoyancy of water can make it easier to move around.
- Stress relief: Swimming can be a great way to relieve stress and improve mental health. The soothing sensation of water and the peacefulness of the pool environment can help to relax the mind and body.
- Socialisation: Swimming can be a great way to socialise with others. Many pools have special programs and classes for individuals living with disability, providing opportunities to meet new people and make friends.
- Independence: Swimming can help to build independence by providing people living with disability the ability to do something they may not be able to do on land.
- Adaptability: Swimming can be adapted to any level of ability; it can be done in a wheelchair, with a flotation device, or with a specialised instructor.
- Inclusivity: Swimming is a very inclusive activity and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.
It is important to note that before starting any new physical activity, it is always best to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you. Swimming can be a great way to improve overall health and wellbeing for people living with disabilities. It is a fun, low-impact exercise that can provide a wide range of physical and mental health benefits. So, consider taking a dip in the pool and reaping the rewards of swimming.
Langford’s swimming program offers a supported experience for NDIS participants in the Hobart Region to enjoy swimming on a casual basis. Enquire now to learn more: