Weight Loss With Swimming: THIS is why swimming is the BEST weight loss exercise

Want to shed some pounds extra quick? Swimming could be the solution!
Weight Loss With Swimming: THIS is why swimming is the BEST weight loss exercise
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Whenever we think of weight loss, we turn to diet and exercise to obtain the optimum results. While you must be preparing to set off to the gym and cut back severely on carbohydrates and sugar to lose weight, you probably tend to overlook the health benefits of swimming regularly. Weight training and cardio are preferred options for most fitness lovers, but swimming is an underrated activity which can not only help you lose weight fast but also helps you keep your weight in check. This form of exercise is also a great way to relieve stress, stay safe from joint aches and increase muscle density.

Why should I swim more often?

Unlike other exercises, swimming offers a full-body workout. It tones your muscles and builds endurance and improves cardiovascular health. Since swimming is a low-impact activity, it is great for those suffering from arthritis or have suffered muscular injuries. Swimming is also a safe exercise for pregnant women. If you swim for only an hour, you can end up burning 400 calories or more!

How can swimming help me lose weight?

Swimming utilises all your muscle groups, thus leading to a quicker weight loss than other exercises. Intense swimming burns more calories and burns belly fat by working the core. What’s great about swimming is that it also has an after-burn effect, meaning you continue to  burn calories even hours after a swim. Swimming also increases muscle mass, thus improving metabolism and burning fat quicker. 

What kind of strokes will give me the best results?

Swimming everyday can help you lose weight and do so quickly. If you are looking to strengthen and tone your stomach and abdominal muscles as well, try the breaststroke, freestyle, sidestroke, butterfly and backstroke. If you are new to swimming, you should start with swimming 30 minutes daily for 5 times a week. Regular swimmers can practise for an hour for 6 days a week. Give your body at least a day to relax and recover from injuries, if any.

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