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  • Writer's pictureThe Swim Hacker

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Updated: Jan 7, 2022

Swimming is a great exercise for many people. However, is swimming enough to aid in weight loss? Is it on the same level as running or going to gym in terms of helping people shed unwanted pounds?

swimming is good for those wanting to lose unwanted pounds, as well as toning muscle and looking for a leaner physique. How then exactly is swimming for weight loss effective?

Swimming is a good form of exercise. Swimming makes use of many of our muscles and targets all our major muscles, and so your whole body gets a workout. It also suits any age or fitness level, can be done even for those who are asthmatic or those who have injuries. Aside from being able to save your life someday, swimming works out your core, hips, arms, shoulders, and glutes especially, making this work out one of the best for the average person.

There is also more oxygen in your system as you learn to breathe deeply when you swim, which helps you be more alert and focused. Weight is really lost through your release of carbon dioxide and water vapour (along with sweat and other bodily fluids) so breathing deeply physically and mentally will help.

It is a good way of complementing your diet, to become healthier and stronger through the building of muscle, rather than become weak, tired, or irritable. Swimming is also good for rehabilitating muscles, especially those who have injuries that have affected their muscles and thus need to exercise them on a regular basis to strengthen them once again. While everyone may want to exercise, not everyone can do running, circuits, or go to the gym.

The water is also very relaxing and can soothe tired and stressed bodies—so you are not just getting fit, you are getting relaxed as well. Think of it as a moving meditation, like yoga, swimming can help relax a tense mind and body.

All in all, swimming for weight loss is very promising for people. The many benefits of swimming all come together for a healthier and happier person. A load of other health benefits can be found, making swimmers healthy and fit. Coupled with a balanced diet, your body will thank you for all the advantages swimming brings.

Sign up for swimming today, make a change for the New year. Come and join the Evans swim family and become a fitter trimmer you! We cannot wait for you to join us in the water. And most importantly - DON’T FORGET TO BE AWESOME!

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