What burns well over 300 calories in just half an hour, helps depression and anxiety and lowers risk of heart disease and diabetes?
The answer of course is exercise-related – specifically swimming! And the great news is that the benefits of swimming are not only enjoyed by the Mark Fosters and Rebecca Adlingtons of the world. Whatever your level, swimming is hugely beneficial to your health and can also help people with disabilities and long-term health and mobility-limiting conditions. Here are our top tips:
1. Swimming helps to manage weight
Expect to burn around 367 calories after just 30 minutes of breaststroke – that beats walking, cycling and even running. The Calorie Cruncher on the Swim England site www.swimming.org can tell you how many calories your preferred swimming stroke burns....