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Swimming Facts: Health and Exercise

    An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.
    Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs
    Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles  
    Swimming help reduce stress
    Water’s buoyancy make swimming the ideal exercise for physical therapy and rehabilitation or for anyone seeking a low-impact exercise.
    Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air.

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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in Quick Swimming Facts

 

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