Intended for healthcare professionals


Old age swimming

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 06 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1189
  1. Claire Hilton, consultant psychiatrist, CNWL Foundation NHS Trust, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
  1. claire.hilton{at}

    A retired colleague sent me an email remarking that he had just mown his giant lawn. He added that, according to Who’s Who, Professor Jeremy (Jerry) Noah Morris, pioneer of social medicine who emphasised the link between exercise and health, is now 98 years old.

    A swim before work at the local pool on a Thursday is part of my regular routine. This week, there was an 85 year old vigorously swimming …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription