Why ‘Swim Spa Cost’ is Overrated
Swimming is the ultimate in relaxation, and yet the cost of a swim has increased exponentially in the last decade.
And, according to a new study, it might be time to reconsider the idea that it’s the most important activity for your health.
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, finds that there is a correlation between the number of swimmers in a family and their risk of type 2 diabetes.
“There’s been a lot of interest in the association between swimming and type 2, but the relationship is not clear-cut,” says David J. Weisberg, the study’s lead author.
“This study provides evidence that the association may be greater than previously thought.”
“We are talking about more than 50 million Americans who go to the pool every week,” Dr. Weishberg told CNN.
“So there are more than 5 million Americans, worldwide, that have diabetes.”
The study looked at data from over 12,000 participants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, and Germany. “
What this study shows is that even when you reduce the number [of swimmers], the risk of diabetes increases.”
The study looked at data from over 12,000 participants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, and Germany.
Each participant was asked to complete a questionnaire detailing their swimming history, and the researchers then used regression analysis to find a causal relationship between the swimmer’s number of swimming sessions and the risk.
Swimming was measured as a time spent at a pool.
Swimmers were asked about the number and type of times they spent at each pool.
The researchers then calculated a total of the total time spent swimming.
For example, a swimmer that spent more than two hours at a swimming pool every weekend would have a lifetime risk of developing type 1 diabetes of about 2.5%.
“In our sample of nearly 9,000 Americans, there was a significant association between a person’s number and the likelihood of developing diabetes,” Dr Weishberg said.
The average lifetime risk for people with type 2 is about 1.3%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study is the latest in a series of studies showing that a low-to-moderate swimming habit may increase the risk and severity of type 1 and type 1.
Swimming is considered the ultimate way to increase physical activity.
The American Heart Association recommends people go to swimming pools for a minimum of six hours per week and have at least three hours a day of moderate exercise.
A study published last year in the journal Metabolism found that those who swam for six or more hours per day had lower body mass indexes and higher triglycerides, the body’s fat storage, than those who did not.
It also found that the body burns more fat in the winter than in the summer.
The American Heart Assn.
recommends that adults age 20 and older spend at least six hours a week swimming.
The authors of the study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, say their findings may be of interest to people who may be considering a swim in the future.
“We know that swimming is a good way to lower body weight, lower waist size, lower body fat, and reduce cholesterol,” Dr J. Scott Peltier, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and one of the researchers, told CNN Health.
“The idea that we should be swimming at the expense of cardio, which is important for cardiovascular health, might be more important than we thought.”
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