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A 35-year-old member asked:

doctors can you tell me how often should i go swimming to lose weight effectively?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Weight loss: Three times per week with one day off in between. The use of exercise for weight loss without restricting calories is not very effective.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Please give me answer, i'm 16 and i'm not exact skinny i want to lose weight does swimming lose weight for me and how?

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Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
yes: Swimming burns calories and regular exercise is said to increase your metabolism. To lose weight though, you must eat an appropriate number of calories... Weight watchers is an excellent resource.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Hi docs, would playing tennis and swimming help me lose weight?

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Dr. Scott Wenger
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Exercise helps!: Absolutely! cardiovascular exercise such as tennis and swimming are excellent at burning calories and will help you lose weight. Your best bet is to incorporate this exercise program with an appropriate healthy diet to maximize weight loss.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Will playing tennis and swimming help me lose weight? Please help me docs!

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: But you still have to control your eating.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Will swimming help me lose weight?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
It could: as part of an activity program couple with good eating habits, you could lose weight. If your daily caloric intake with exercise is less than the number of calories you need to maintain or gain weight, you should lose weight. If the difference is about 500 calories a day, you could lose one pound a week.

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