Is Swimming Good for Weight Loss?
When I was 7 years old, my parents put in an inground pool. I grew up swimming and enjoyed many happy summers playing in the pool. But I never considered swimming good for weight loss. I always felt like eating a ton of food after I finished swimming.
However, I’ve since learned that because swimming requires every muscle in your body to work to keep you moving and staying afloat no other workout burns calories, boosts metabolism, and firms muscles in your body better than a swimming workout. (tweet this)
It’s also kind to your body. Water basically neutralizes gravity, so you become virtually weightless when immersed, providing no stress to your joints.
On top of that it’s been noted that a swimmer’s blood pressure, cholesterol levels, cardiovascular performance, and cognitive functioning are all comparable to someone far younger.
That said, I think it’s time for me to get back in the pool.