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Dive in for joint health

Swimming can keep your joints flexible, reduce stiffness, and increase mobility. When you were a kid, swimming was no doubt a favorite summertime activity. Now, it may be one of the best ways to keep your older joints healthy. “As a low-impact activity, swimming places minimal stress on the joints,” says Sarah Ellison, an aquatic physical therapist with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. “The buoyancy of the water allows you to move limbs…

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