Wednesday, July 17, 2013


A way to stay cool while losing inches and toning muscles is swimming. Swimming is a good choice when you want to add variety to your exercise routine. Sometimes, we just need a break from traditional cardio or resistance training regimes. There is so little risk of injury that you can still maintain a swimming routine throughout your life. You can also choose a swim partner. Exercising can be more fun with a partner and you are more likely to stick with your routine.

First, choose a bathing suit that fits well and will be secure on you. You do not want to have wardrobe malfunctions while you are working out. I prefer to wear the women’s Olympic style one-piece suit for swim exercise. It crisscrosses your back so you avoid any concerns with the straps. You can purchase one at most sporting goods stores.

The body-shaping benefits of swim exercises are the result of burning calories while building muscle. You can burn 500-700 calories per hour, depending on how vigorous you work out. In addition to blasting calories as you swim, you build lean muscle that ignites your metabolism to keep burning calories hours after your workout.

Research has found that swimming helps to fight off aging. Swimmers are biologically 20 years younger than their actual age. The research also shows that a swimmers blood pressure, cholesterol level, cardiovascular performance, central nervous system and cognitive functioning are all comparable to someone far younger than their age.

A pool might not be the first place you think of when you are trying to shape up and slim down, but perhaps it should be. Look no further. Exercising in water can help you whittle a sexy sculpted silhouette.