Swimming For Shaping Your Body
Why Is Swimming Good For Us?
Your decision to practice swimming is a good addition in your diet and weight loss plan.
Swimming for weight loss has been regularly praised for its cardiovascular health benefits, especially for elders. It will give your cardiovascular system an excellent workout to all the major muscles, and will tone you up and slim you down.
Any exercise that makes you breathe a little heavier is good, because it means your body is working hard. As your heart and lungs get stronger you will be able to go for longer before you get tired, your resting heart rate will decrease and blood pressure will lower.
Regular swimming when losing weight, will improve your health and may reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
Swimming is known to be one of the best all round aerobic exercises because it works all the major muscle groups so targets every area of your body.
Burning Calories With Swimming
The body-shaping benefits of swimming workouts are the result of a perfect storm of calorie burn and muscle recruitment. An easy swim burns around 500-600 calories per hour, while a hard effort swimming can burn almost 700-750. And because water density (nearly 800 times denser than air), each kick, push, and pull is like a mini resistance workout for your entire body,especially your core, hips, arms, shoulders, and glutes. So in addition to blasting calories as you swim, you build lean muscle, which ignites your metabolism so that you burn more calories once you’ve showered and dried off.
These are the swimming styles that many of us are using while swimming, or you can tailor your swimming sessions to exercise specific areas of your body.
Swimming As Constant Watery Workout
Swimming provides constant resistance exercise. This makes it an excellent for increasing strength especially in the upper body.
As your swimming progresses,you will build muscle which in turn burns fat. So calories will be burned as you swim, plus you will burn more calories as your swimming improves.
You will also burn an increased amount of calories even after the exercise is finished as your body uses energy to recover and rebuild muscle tissue.
Swimming can be relaxing and give yourself a time away from everything. It is time JUST for yourself !