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Which is the best exercise: swimming or walking?

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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Depends

Depends on your goals.
Swimming is a wonderful exercise for muscle tone, non-weight bearing requirements, flexibility, cardio (if fast paced), endurance training, and low impact needs. It involves many muscle groups and targets different ones depending on the stroke. Walking is also great. Can be cardio if fast paced, involves many muscle groups, but mostly legs and hips. Combine for nice workout.

In brief: Depends

Depends on your goals.
Swimming is a wonderful exercise for muscle tone, non-weight bearing requirements, flexibility, cardio (if fast paced), endurance training, and low impact needs. It involves many muscle groups and targets different ones depending on the stroke. Walking is also great. Can be cardio if fast paced, involves many muscle groups, but mostly legs and hips. Combine for nice workout.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Both are great

exercises. Walking is low-impact exercise that you can do anywhere and anytime.
Swimming, on the other hand, requires water.

In brief: Both are great

exercises. Walking is low-impact exercise that you can do anywhere and anytime.
Swimming, on the other hand, requires water.
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