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Sarah Tittman , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answeredThe low-impact nature of swimming makes it an excellent choice of exercise for all individuals, including those looking to overcome weight issues. It is a great alternative to weight-bearing exercises and can help alleviate joint discomfort while exercising. By following a regular swimming regimen, one can improve cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility.
National Academy of Sports Medicine answeredSwimming is a great full body aerobic workout that can burn hundreds of calories an hour. Because you are in water, and it is a low-impact activity swimming is safe for larger people who sometimes have trouble moving well on land or for people who have orthopedic issues like arthritis or knee problems. Swimming is an excellent low impact way to move with grace and ease regardless of your size and will burn a lot of calories.