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Is swimming everyday healthy for your muscles?

Is swimming everyday healthy for your muscles?

Absolutely: Swimming is one of the most complete exercises you can do to keep muscles healthy and strong. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I'm 31yr n 5"3 tall n49 kgs what r d benefits of swimming to me as i'm already in proportion.Need toned calf muscles n healthy thighs.My mcle gets.

I'm 31yr n 5"3 tall n49 kgs what r d benefits of swimming to me as i'm already in proportion.Need toned calf muscles n healthy thighs.My mcle gets.

Swiming is a good ex: It is a good exercise. But for that matter any type of exercise is good for your health. But you need to exercise all your musles in your entire body. The best exercises for your legs/calfs are walking fast or running and you can combine both if you like. ...Read more

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How can swimming tone my muscles?

Exercise: Any regular exercise will tone muscles. The exercise builds strength in the muscles and increases the size of the muscle. ...Read more

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Is swimming everyday bad for muscle recovery?

Is swimming everyday bad for muscle recovery?

It's fine: This aerobic exercise won't interfere with your gaining bulk after working a muscle to maximum resistance. You sound like a bodybuilder and swimming will help you burn fat and gain great definition. ...Read more

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What are the effects of too high/too low acetylcholine levels on the muscle during swimming practice?

What are the effects of   too high/too low acetylcholine levels on the muscle during swimming practice?

Muscle fatigue : Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that can help a nerve impulse to jump the synaptic cleft (the gap that separates the nerve ending from the muscle fibre) and initiate muscular contraction. When levels of acetylcholine are low, the muscles become fatigued. ...Read more

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Went swimming, horrible wind and now a painful place on my left shouler - upper. when I touch or rub it it hurts bad. Is it a nerve or a muscle or..?

Went swimming, horrible wind and now a painful place on my left shouler - upper. when I touch or rub it it hurts bad. Is it a nerve or a muscle or..?

Injury: From the description, it sounds consistent with an overuse injury to a muscle in the shoulder. First line of home treatment for overuse injuries would be rest, ice, and an over the counter medicine like ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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Does swimming build up muscles for someone with bad hip?

Does swimming build up muscles for someone with bad hip?

Yes: Swimming is one of the best all around exercises for strengthening. There is no evidence that swimming damages the hip. ...Read more

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I have had weight gain and been going swimming every other day. however I have found not to anymore muscle?

I have had weight gain and been going swimming every other day. however I have found not to anymore muscle?

Can you clarify?: I'm really glad you're exercising. If you were gaining fat, it's a good way to get back into fitness. When you're aerobically fit, you tend to eat less calories and more nutritiously. You're also around fitness types who can guide you to make good food choices. Muscle development and staying trim are reflections of an entire lifestyle. Your physician can guide you in getting re-started. ...Read more

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Will swimming regularly tone leg muscles?

Will swimming regularly tone leg muscles?

Yes: Try using 1/2 fins, especially designed to tone your legs. Can get them at most sports stores. Also, use kick board instead of arms to swim. Find an endless pool to swim against. Finally, attach ankle wts to really get a workout. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build muscle and get in shape?

I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build muscle and get in shape?

Yes: Assuming that the fracture is completely healed and you have been told to start exercising, swimming is an excellent way to rehabilitate and strengthen muscles that have been immobilized due to a fracture. Consult with your physician or physical therapist on which specific aquatic exercises can be beneficial for your particular condition. ...Read more

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Stiff spine/middle back muscles, just below shoulder blades. Went swimming 2 days ago, first time in while. Can I go jogging/cycling today?

Stiff spine/middle back muscles, just below shoulder blades. Went swimming 2 days ago, first time in while. Can I go jogging/cycling today?

Jogging ok: If a persons back is stiff it's mild muscle strain and should avoid cycling for a few days. Jogging should be ok, but go easy at first if you have not been jogging for a while. ...Read more

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I have a sever anxiety, it's affecting my swimming performance so i'am taking cipralex, is it going to make me swim better? Is it good or for muscles?

I have a sever anxiety, it's affecting my swimming performance so i'am taking cipralex, is it going to make me swim better? Is it good or for muscles?

Well, there are no: Crystal balls here. The bottom line is that the escitalopram is prescribed to reduce your anxiety. It is not prescribed to help muscle function. If anxiety was effecting your performance negatively, then hopefully decreasing that anxiety will remove that obstacle. Really can't make promises about it making you a superior swimmer. ...Read more

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I sufferred from injury during swimming in may 2015 and since then sufferring from whole body muscular spasm. i have taken muscle relaxants & nerve re?

I sufferred from injury during swimming in may 2015 and since then sufferring from whole body muscular spasm. i have taken muscle relaxants & nerve re?

Muscle tightness: You did not specify if your injury was to a joint or to the muscles. If you have been in active since May 2015, what you are experiencing could be deconditioning. Other things to consider include electrolyte imbalance, or malfunction of the nervous system. I would start with basic conditioning exercises. ...Read more

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What to do if i was swimming and i think i tore my calf muscle- any suggestions?

Swimming is general : Swimming is general a non-impact sport or exercise. It may be a muscle cramp from overuse. If you have associated swelling and discoloration in the area of pain it may be injured. See your podiatrist or dr for examination and recommendations. ...Read more