Can swimming help me lose weight?

@sharay (2776)
India
August 15, 2008 12:16pm CST
Has anyone experienced it yourself? I gained weight after the birth of daughter and still weigh the same, there has been no increase or decrease, i have not really tried anything like exercising or dieting, but now since my daughter has joined in a swimming class, i would like to join too only if that coudl help me in reducing my weight
2 people like this
13 responses
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
21 Aug 08
Hey you have gone far away from me in terms of post count. And by the way, where r u? And how r u? I know its been difficult for me scheduling my activities to come online but i was here on Monday as well, but u didnt come? and no messages as well.. I hope everythign is fine.. About swimming, Well, It does help to reduce the fat. Moreover it will help to adjust the Fat proportion in ur body. But it has a side effect too. Ur skin would become dark if you do it regularly. Swimming is a good exercise and infact you would love doing it. I used to do swimmign a lot till last month in my office campus, but i have started going to a gym since the starting of this month so i dont get time for swimming. Moreover, the workload has also started building up and for teh same reason, I couldn't go to gym either. Y don't you join a gym too? Gym would be more effective in reducing weight than swimming? And by the way, i did not know that u know how to swim?
@sharay (2776)
• India
22 Aug 08
hmm...u r asking as if u had messaged me and i havnt replied your msg, hope even u r busy with ut work now-a-days, so i thought i wudnt disturb you.... i dont know swimming yaar, i have to learn now, there is an 18-day course, il learn first and then continue with it...i know exercise is better, but since Rhea is going to the swimming classes and i am just spending my 1 hour there sitting and watching her...thought i could make use of that time (since i dont have much time to spare seprtly for gym)... il come online on monday evening after 6...c u then
1 person likes this
• India
25 Aug 08
So, It means, if i dont convey a message to u any day, so you are not gonna care about me? I have been busy but i wont be surely disturbed by your message. By the way,I am sorry, I couldn't come online at 6 in the evening. Had a hell lot of work for which i had to come back and just finished it so thought of replying back to you before i leave..
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
26 Aug 08
will you be available online today evening?
1 person likes this
• United States
16 Aug 08
i think it can.. exercise is suppose to and swimming is a great exercise.. i know its great for relieving pain and stiffness so you would at least get that out of it if nothing else which i dont know if you have any of that but just to put that out there
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
16 Aug 08
yeah...since my job is Medical Transcription, which demands me to sit in front of the computer the whole day, swimming would at least help me in that way to relieve some back pain
1 person likes this
• United States
17 Aug 08
yeah everyone has told me a million times i need to swim for pain and etc but i dont have a pool and all the clubs are expensive i love swimming though!!
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
17 Aug 08
you can go once or twice in a week then...
@rocker21 (2717)
• India
29 Aug 08
Well i've heard people saying exercise and working out lets you reduce weight but the base starts what we eat! Eating habits itself can make you go slimmer. Swimming , yes helps in reducing weight because Swimming is considered as the ideal form of exercising as the density of the human body is almost like to that of water, so the body is greatly supported by water and less stress is hence placed on joints and bones and muscles of the body. Swimming is basically the exercise of aerobic category as it takes longer exercising time, needs consistent supply of oxygen to the muscles, except for short race where the muscles work an aerobically. The aerobic exercises generally burn fat and help losing weight, but swimming has no such effects except while swimming in the cold water where body burns more food energy for maintaining the body temperature.
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
29 Aug 08
yeah...you are right, eating helps a lot, but with my work schedule, i really am not able to have my breakfast most days...as you said, now i have decided to do aerobic exercises for a month, and then start with swimming a month later
• India
24 Aug 08
Hi friend , i heard this before. Swimming can reduce our body weight tremendously. Now i have a desire to join swimming class. I enquired about classes in one of swimming institute of near to my place. I know how to swim, but i need one trainer. Thanks
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
24 Aug 08
please so join a class and enjoy swimming
@quawertz (780)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
I believe swimming is the best exercise there is. I tones your muscles without even knowing it. It double the resistance of the regular exercise because of the water. And the best part of it is that you are having fun while losing some weight.
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
20 Aug 08
Yes sure...ill have fun defntly because i am going to join with my hubby.... and my daughter has already enrolled
@cncoke (439)
• China
17 Aug 08
As I know,swimming can really help lose weight.It needs no jimpness pills or dieting.Yet it can help make our body very strong.
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
17 Aug 08
thanks for the information, il defntly take it serious to join a swim class as soon as possible
@snowy22315 (78147)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I swim often because I live near a lake. I think it has helped me shed a few inches, and possibly some weight as well, but it is not aquick fix. I enjoy it alot and that is why I do it. It is alot more fun than other exercise except maybe playing a team sport. I hate like sweaty gym workouts or even walking,jogging I find kind of boring. Swimming is alot of fun. The other activity I like for weight loss is tennis.
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
16 Aug 08
Thanks for the information, me and my hubby both like tennis, i can continue with both swimming and tennis then
• United States
15 Aug 08
Yes, yes, yes! Swimming is a great way to lose weight, and it has the added benefit of being low impact and good for your joints. I used to do water aerobics, which you might be interested, too. Best thing about water activities for exercise is that you don't have to feel yourself sweat!
@sharay (2776)
• India
15 Aug 08
yes true...thanks for the information...i am really going to give it a try, even if i dont lose weight, i will at least know swimming
• United States
15 Aug 08
The only way to truly lose weight is to burn more calories in a day then you take in. I have to do strenuous cardio exercises 3 times a week and weight train the other two to maintain my weight now that I lost almost 30 pounds since May. It doesn't happen over night and I would never swim to lose weight. Find an activity that is going to keep your heart rate up for atleast 45 minutes to an hour a day, limit your sugar intake and drop your calories down from whatever they are now by at least 300 and in no time you will see the pounds start to melt away.
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
15 Aug 08
i will try to reduce my sugar intake hereafter...thanks for the information
• United States
15 Aug 08
Swimming is a great, low-impact means to lose weight, but you have to do actual swimming, not just floating around aimlessly in the pool. Taking up a class or learning the proper way to swim laps would be a great start; then just set a timer somewhere, and go at it until you run out of time. A half-hour is probably a good starting point; then working your way up from there as you feel able.
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
15 Aug 08
Yeah...even i dont know swimming and would liek to learn, its an hourly class, so i think that would really benefit me
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Swimming is a great way to loose weight. I use to go to a water aerobics class to help with my weight loss. It was a blast! I think all you have to do is get moving and watch your diet. Having children is a blessing....too bad it always comes with excess weight!
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
15 Aug 08
yeah...i was very thin before her birth to the point where people even doubted if i could carry the child
• United States
15 Aug 08
Swimming is one of the most effective ways of exercising to lose weight. It's a great thing to do, because it takes a lot of energy and calories to swim, though it's hard to even notice because you have so much fun while swimming. when you move in a pool, you have to push and move many pounds of water, so it's like you are lifting weights almost, so it tones your muscles and increases your metabolism, and overall decreases fat. You should definitely try this for a few weeks, and I am 100% sure that you will lose a lot of weight by doing this. Make sure to eat healthy as well, and you will be on your way to having a better body image .
1 person likes this
@sharay (2776)
• India
15 Aug 08
Thanks for your information, i had this doubt becos i checked out in few websites and they all said that swimming can maintain your weight and not much helpful in reducing considerably
• China
17 Aug 08
yes, swimming is very good for your health. I like swimming, but I can't swim well. In hot days, I go out to seaside and swimming. It's very charming!
1 person likes this