Is swimming is a best exercise

India
May 17, 2008 8:16pm CST
My parents and friends are saying that swimming is the best exercise. Is this real.
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14 responses
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
18 May 08
I have always heard that swimming is THE best exercise you can do. It exercises every part of your body, and gives a good cardio-vascular workout...which is good for our hearts. Besides giving a good workout, it's also gentler on the body. We weigh less when we are in water, so it's easier on our joints while still doing the job. Lots of times they use water exercise for physical therapy for this reason. The Drs also suggest it for older people who have arthritis, and many other things because it's easier on the body. If I had a YMCA, or pool around, I'd be doing it myself, because it's one of the best forms of exercise there is.
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• India
18 May 08
thank you for this comment. Im planning to join swimming camp this month.
@WC1989 (597)
• United States
18 May 08
I would also agree it is the best exercise though I have two reasons. 1- it exercises every part of the body blah blah blah 2- (my personal reason) I hate exercise! However I do like swimming and badminton, especially swimming because it takes me longer to tire out. There's something about the water that makes me be able to do loads and loads and loads of laps without really tiring out. And when I do feel the tire I can just stop for 5 mins and go again. I've yet to find another method of exercise that really has the same exact effect. I love swimming ^^
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• India
18 May 08
i agree with you. me too same as you, dont like to do tiring exercises. if we need to keep ourself fit, without doing muscle breaking exercises, we can do swimming.that keeps us fit.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
18 May 08
JoyfulOne is right. It's a good allaround exercise, which is pretty easy and you don't break a sweat doing it;)
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• India
18 May 08
yes , he is right. it is an appreciatable thing, he explained in scientifical terms.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
18 May 08
yes, I believe that swimming is exercising as well... actually, almost all sports will make your body work out since you will be using all your strength in doing the sports we really like.
• India
19 May 08
yes, all the sports makes our body work. but swimming gives workout for the entire body. which is an effective exercise.
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
Yes, I have to agree with you. It moves our entire body.
@ynigz1 (472)
• China
4 Jun 08
yes, needs many strength, and can make you more stronge
• India
4 Jun 08
thanks for this advice. have a nice day
• Philippines
25 May 08
Not at all or I could not say that this is the best where in fact if you want to lose weight you can't just use swimming as exercise. There are many sports that are important and the best too aside from swimming. Learning swimming is not only for sports but a big advantage in real life. There are other people said that swimming can make your legs or arms bigger but of course it is still depends.
• India
25 May 08
thanks ganda. more over in situations swimming helps to save many lives.
@youless (86493)
• Guangzhou, China
22 May 08
I think so. I have heard that swimming has so many advantages and it can also heal some healthy problems. I love China
• India
22 May 08
thanks for giving your comments on scientfically. there are physicians also suggesting about swimming.
@Anne18 (11036)
22 May 08
I think swimming is one of the best forms of exercise to do as when you are swimming you are exercising every part of your body, many muscles etc. So it is an all round sport that you can do and you will know that it is exercising everythnig possibly in your body. I like to swim and we take the children swimming al ot. I can swim a mile in just over an hour. Boy do I feel fit and worn out when I get out hte pool.
• India
22 May 08
is it anne?thanks for your comment.
@excellence7 (3440)
• Mauritius
21 May 08
It is not the best but it is certainly a good exercise. It makes us feel lighter and develops the lax and back.
• India
21 May 08
yeah. do you swim daily. i dont know swimming. my parents are compelling to join me for swimming training. planning to join this month.
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
21 May 08
Well swimming is very good exercise. As a matter of fact it is really the only kind of exercise I can really do. I have been disabled for over 22 years because of bad back problems.I can not walk very far.the water takes the weifgh of of my body, therfore I can do exercises in the water that I can not do other wise. Water therapy is very good for those with medical problems like arthritis and things like this.
• India
21 May 08
how is your back problem now. do you have a swimming pool in your home.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
18 May 08
I have always heard that it is a full body work out; but doing it myself i have not done. I can only say that i have heard that it is.
• India
18 May 08
any how thank you for this comment.
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Yes, swimming is one of the best or probably the best exercise cause it give all your body parts the chance to move underwater plus it's a fun way to exercise. It's one of the most recommended physical activities to all.
• India
5 Jul 08
well swimming is a very good exercise..i swim daily!
• India
1 Jul 08
sure, swimming is the best exercise. while swimming whole body gets moved. there is no need to do any other exercise, if u practice swimming regularly. each and every muscle will moved. the body will be moved in the shape of sine wave(with ups and downs). so its the best.