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Swimming - Contribution to weight loss

Can swimming lead to weight loss?

Swimming - It can be very relaxing and spiritually refreshing.  When you go to the beach or community pool, you think of how good it'll feel to jump in the water and free your mind from stress, work, and daily activities from your life.  These calm and soothing qualities, however, may lead people to wonder:  Is swimming an effective way to lose weight?

Though it may (or not) surprise you,  the answer is yes, swimming can lead to massive calorie burn.

Any activity performed in a swimming pool will enable your body to undergo a required method in exercise known as "Resistence".  This resistence occurs when the human body pushes against the volume and body of water that surrounds it, causing the swimmer to stimulate metabolism.  It is then that you begin to burn calories in an effective manner.

Swimming can help obese people meet their physical activity requirements of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming aids in alleviating arthritic pain and symptoms of chronic diseases including fibromyalgia and can even help boost your mood and decrease depression. People are typically able to exercise longer in the water than on land, making swimming an ideal choice for those new to exercise.

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