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Report on swimming benefits

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Swim England is all about promoting swimming, so it’s hardly an unbiased source on this topic, but I don’t really doubt the findings of the report they commissioned:

The report particularly highlights the benefits of swimming and aquatic activities for people with mental health concerns or problems with their joints and muscles.

Or maybe a little doubt, because a 2014 review of aquatic therapy for miscellaneous musculoskeletal problems concluded it was no better than dry rehab. Hmm.

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