Can swimming help me reduce my weight?

@sharay (2776)
India
August 2, 2008 8:20am CST
I dont know swimming, but would like to join if i am sure that i can reduce some pounds, i prefer swimming becoz that would be beneficial in two ways, to help reduce weight and also safety wise..but people say swimming does not reduce weight considerably...so i am
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@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
yes it is in fact my son loss 10 pound when he took a swimming lesson last summer and also it really helps my son's polmonary problem.
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@sharay (2776)
• India
4 Aug 08
Oh really...thanks for that information...i too want to reduce...how long did it take for him to reduce 10 pounds {after joining the class}?
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
it tool 2 weeks
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@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
took*
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@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
19 Aug 08
Of course it does. Swimming can consume a lot of your energy even you don't move because the temperature is lower than your body. If you swim regularly, the fat will be consumed by and by and you will lost weight. What is more, it can make you more shapely if you often go swimming.
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@sharay (2776)
• India
19 Aug 08
k...now that many of you have said that swimming is going to reduce my weight, i am going to giev it a try now...il join within a month and tell you about my progress...thanks
@flpoolbum (2882)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I hear that swimming is an excellent way to lose weight! It is especially helpful for people with joint pain as you aren't weighed down by your body weight. I have heard of many people doing water arobics (is that spelled right?). Check it out on the web, I am sure that you will get plenty of helpful information. Unfortunately, I can't do laps in my pool. It's a toe dipper, couldn't be more that 15-20 feet long. By the time I try to start a lap, I'm already on the other side of the pool. lol But, your posting reminded me to check that out. That would be really good for my wife how has back problems. It would be an exercise that we could do together.
@sharay (2776)
• India
4 Aug 08
AEROBICS - you have missed out an E I had checked in few websites which say swimming does not help much with reducing weight, but can maintain weight,,,that is why i was confused and wanted to know if someone had experienced it on their own
• India
4 Aug 08
Swimming is the best way top reduce weight and also get some more benifits like indigetion problems, constipation, gastric troubles, these can control by swimming. But you need to do regular way for healthy body.
@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
6 Jun 09
Yes, swimming is a good exercise and exercise always makes you lose your weight. So, don't be misguided that swimming will not help you lose your weight. I can't swim but I know a lot of people who do and none of them has a lot of weight.
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
of course it can help you reduce your weight. you can perspire even if you're in the water.