Harvard Health Letter

A sport for all seasons

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for almost anyone. It tones larger muscles, eases arthritis pain, and lowers blood pressure, while the cushion of the water greatly reduces the risk of injury.
To continue reading this article, you must login.
  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »