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I have really strong asthma and i really don't do any workout. I wondered if swimming could be a good option?

I have really strong asthma and i really don't do any workout. I wondered if swimming could be a good option?

Yes: Work with your physician, but swimming can help as long as the pool isn't chlorinated (in which case it may make it worse). If swimming is not an option due to chlorine, walking, biking, etc all work. ...Read more

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Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Is swimming freestyle the best workout for your body than the other types of strokes?

Not always: As with all exercise, the body will adapt to it and become more efficient at it, and therefore give you less returns/results for your efforts. If all you did was freestyle, over time you would not get the same results as you did when you were beginning your freestyle program. Maybe you shouldn't abandon the other swinnimg strokes that you can perform. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to lose inner thigh fat while swimming with other workouts?

How much time does it take to lose inner thigh fat while swimming with other workouts?

A long time...: Swimming is one of those exercises that the average person really doesn't loose weight unless you put in lots and lots of miles. Probably has something to do with exercising in a non-weight bearing environment. Swimming is great for overall fitness. ...Read more

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How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

Two weeks: Ask the doctor that performed the procedure, i usually ask my patients to wait 10-14 days before swimming. ...Read more

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I train tennis, swimming and also do workouts at home. Is it clever and safe to consume proteins (such as whey or similar) to get more muscles and mas?

I train tennis, swimming and also do workouts at home. Is it clever and safe to consume proteins (such as whey or similar) to get more muscles and mas?

Teen Boys: I am always amazed at the young men who ask this question. They are in the prime of their life and their bodies are usually perfect. So, i would say this is not 'clever'. But it is safe if you must try to grow 'bigger' muscles than nature intends. But, a 17 year old healthy young man often just needs to keep eating good food high in protein. ...Read more

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Can anyone lose a good amount of weight by just swimming?

Can anyone lose a good amount of weight by just swimming?

Yes: Swimming is a fantastic nonweightbearing exercise that is easy on the joints and will put your heart to work. Variation in endurance and speed training will help you burn the most calories for weight loss. Joining a swim group to help push you and get you into a routine also a good idea. Effective weight loss comes from a combination of both diet and exercise so don't forget the diet part. ...Read more

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What are exercises/weights are good for improving your strength for swimming?

What are exercises/weights are good for improving your strength for swimming?

Shoulders: Swimmers often develop issues in their shoulders. Regularly working on your rotator cuff can prove beneficial in the long run. You also hear of many rotator cuff issues in throwing athletes... Familiarize yourself with the "thrower's 10" exercises. - http://www.Orthonc.Com/sites/default/files/forms/physical_therapy/sports_protocols/throwers_ten_exercise_program.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Probably better!: Walking is good exercise but swimming is even better as it provides more exercise to the arms as well as legs and does not put as much stress on your knee, hip and ankle joints as it is not weight-bearing. ...Read more

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Is swimming a good cardio sport?

Is swimming a good cardio sport?

Yes: Excellent low impact cardio exercise. You can vary tempo to increase heart rate as needed. Enjoy. ...Read more

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