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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and safety benefits of swimming


    While slips, trips and falls around the pool are common swimming-related accidents, there are also many benefits of swimming. Of course, mishaps, such as slips, are always a risk when you decide to take a splash, but do the health benefits of swimming outweigh the risk of sustaining a swimming injury or illness?

    What are the benefits of swimming?

    You may have heard swimming described as one of the best sports for overall health and fitness, but why? What exactly are the health and safety benefits of swimming that have given the sport this reputation?

    Benefits of swimming #1: low impact

    Swimming is classified as low impact exercise, meaning that it puts less pressure on the body’s joints. While swimming can be enjoyed by everyone, this factor makes it an accessible exercise for those with health difficulties.

    One of the main safety benefits of swimming is that the water supports the body. This makes swimming a safe exercise for the elderly, obese and during pregnancy.

    Benefits of swimming #2: whole body exercise

    Unlike many other forms of exercise, when you go for a swim, you are required to use all of your limbs. In doing so, you engage in a whole body workout, balanced exercise across the entirety of your body.

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    Benefits of swimming #3: easing pain

    As well as the fitness benefits of swimming, it is also a great pain reliever for those who have suffered injuries. In fact, many physiotherapists and doctors suggest swimming to those who suffer from arthritis and back problems.

    Claiming compensation for swimming accidents

    If you have been injured in a swimming-related accident through no fault of your own, and you believe someone else is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm and distress you have endured.

    No matter whether you slipped by the pool or experienced something a little more severe, at Accident Advice Helpline, we can advise all victims of personal injury on whether they have a claim that is worth pursuing.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.

    Our freephone helplines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. Call us at a time that best suits you. When you’re ready to call dial 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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