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Master's swimming: an example of successful aging in competitive sport.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18001613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Master's swimming has been one of the most successful master's athletic organizations over the past few decades. It creates an excellent environment for older athletes to stay fit and develop friendships. Exercise has been shown to be important in keeping an aging population healthy by reducing risk factors associated with chronic diseases. Physiology is an important part of athletic performance in an older population as our cardiovascular system and musculature change over time. Although swimming is an excellent form of exercise, some medical conditions such as exercised-induced asthma can be caused or worsened by swimming. Swimming is a great way to build muscular strength and endurance, but it can result in shoulder, cervical, and lumbar spine injuries because of its repetitive nature.
Authors:
Leslie W Cooper; Amy P Powell; Jeffrey Rasch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1138 East Wilmington Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA. leslie.cooper@utah.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Aging / physiology*
Competitive Behavior*
Humans
Middle Aged
Swimming / injuries*,  physiology*

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