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Swimming is termed as the best exercise and can you give the reason for saying so?

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Asked by Josna, 24 Apr '13 09:20 am
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The Benefits of Swimming

One of the often repeated comments about swimming is that it exercises your entire body. The truth of this really depends on how you approach swimming. It is possible to get in a pool and swim on your back without exerting much energy at all. However, if you are swimming laps using a stroke such as the front crawl or the breast stroke, you will use the muscles of your legs, arms, shoulders, buttocks and more.

If you are swimming at a fast pace, racing others for example, or racing against your personal best, you will experience the cardiovascular benefits of swimming. Your heart will work harder and faster to generate energy. Your lungs will also strengthen as you breathe more quickly and intensely.

Swimming is an ideal form of exercise if you are dealing with injuries. For example, if you are a runner and your knees can no longer endure the impact of running, swimming will be a more manageable way to get your daily exercise.

You can also use swimmi ...more
Answered by Quest, 24 Apr '13 02:26 pm

 
  
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The Whole Body is in to action in one way or the other including your respiratory system Hence
Answered by Jayas IntimateLover, 24 Apr '13 10:22 am

 
  
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Answered by wenz, 24 Apr '13 09:34 am

 
  
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This study, which involved 40,547 men ages 20-90 who completed health exams between 1971 and 2003, found that "swimmers had lower mortality rates than those who were sedentary, walkers or runners." The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Swimming Pool Foundation and was published in a new peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.

It was the first time anybody had compared the long-term benefits of swimming with other activities and my sport won.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 24 Apr '13 09:30 am

 
  
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The buoyancy of the water counteracts the force of gravity, making swimming a perfect low-impact sport that puts little stress on bones and joints.
If you swim for at least 20 minutes straight, keeping up a constant rhythm and speed, it is an aerobic exercise, which helps improve general fitness, stimulates the metabolism and burns fat.
The fact that it's an aerobic exercise also means it improves cardiopulmonary capacity, while the effort needed to overcome water resistance tones muscles.
It's a great way to burn calories: an hour of swimming burns 500 calories.
Our body's natural position is upright, but when we swim, we turn it horizontal; this helps move respiratory secretions, and improves breathing.
Swimming has been shown to be beneficial for asthma sufferers, as it encourages lung function and breathing control.
Swimming balances blood pressure and normalises pulse rate.
It works the body's motor coordination. Over two thirds of the body musc ...more
Answered by Piaa, 24 Apr '13 09:29 am

 
  
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