It is more than important to stay active as we age: sport helps preserve muscle mass, cognitive abilities and body balance: functions that tend to diminish over time. When it is the right activity for you, there can even be undeniable benefits for joint health and for controlling osteoarthritis symptoms. One of the activities to choose from is swimming, which has many benefits!
Joints are complex parts of our body, but they work wonders to ensure our mobility when nothing affects them. Nevertheless, more than 5 million Canadians, about 1 in 6 people, suffer from osteoarthritis. Because it causes cartilage and bone in certain joints to deteriorate, osteoarthritis can affect the way these joints function.