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

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Dr. James Chen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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