sports medicine, orthopedics

With swimming, you can cool down and get a good workout

With the hot summer weather, you hardly need an excuse to go swimming. A dip in a pool or lake is a refreshing way to beat the heat.

But did you know that swimming is terrific exercise?

Health experts say it can help reduce stress, improve your mood, give you better sleep, increase your overall strength and increase your endurance and cardiovascular capacity.

At Signature Medical Group, our orthopedic and sports medicine experts encourage exercise such as swimming to stay fit. But if you experience some aches and pains, we’re here for you.

You can trust our knowledgeable doctors to treat a variety of issues with your bones, joints and muscles. You can often see us the same day you make an appointment and we offer convenient hours at night and on weekends.

Swimming has several positive impacts, orthocarolina.com says. Besides being a great workout, swimming is low-impact, which means it’s easier on the joints than many contact sports or running frequently on a hard surface. It can burn several calories and work muscles all over your  body.

If your main focus is another sport, such as running, swimming can be a great cross-training form of exercise, and it’s something you can do almost your entire life.

If you need more tips on exercise, turn to the orthopedic and sports medicine experts at Signature to keep you on track. Make an appointment today and stay on the road to good health.