There are many types of physical exercises you can do to lose weight. You can bike, you can run, you can even play tennis or basketball. All these activities burn calories through cardiovascular action. The more you breathe and the more blood pumps through your body, the more calories you burn. The truth is, your body is already burning calories regardless of how much physical activity you do in any given day. Your body burns calories when it pumps blood, moves muscles, think, or even blink.
Swimming can boost the amount of calories you burn daily. Even if you eat the same amount of calories as before, if you swim regularly, you can still lose weight. You don’t have to worry about your heart rate(there is not fat burning heart rate anyway) or other annoying stuff as you have to with running.
Unlike other cardiovascular activities, swimming doesn’t impact your body as much. You burn calories-a lot of it. But without the punishment. Unlike running which can be murder on your joints, swimming gives you a full-body workout without placing the strain on any one part of your body. The great thing about swimming is that it involves all the different parts of your body that can help you lose weight. First, you are actively burning calories because you are breathing heavily and pumping blood to different parts of your body. This takes up a lot of calories. This is an active form of calorie burning. However, swimming also helps you lose weight even if you are resting. How? Since swimming is a full body sport, you are working out both smooth and striped muscles. When striped muscles get toned and bigger, they consume more calories. They not only consume more calories when you are moving them while swimming, they continuously burn up calories throughout the days since their size has increased.