We all know swimming is an effective way to lose weight, while also being a fun activity. It is just another sort of aerobic exercise, wherein our body utilises the fat and carbohydrates to produce energy while we swim.
Following a clean and healthy lifestyle just adds up to the overall results if you are looking at a fitter you. However, the intensity and frequency at which you follow workouts also decide how fast you will achieve your goals.
You’d be surprised to know that the slower your pace, higher will be the percentage of fat burn in your body – because your body will fuel itself with fat. But if you swim at a faster pace, the body will burn higher amount of total calories, thereby leading to faster weight loss.
You can also consider including HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) in your regular swimming schedule to burn even more fat. So naturally, swimming can be a great way to lose weight.
Coming to the frequency of your workouts, a study conducted found that women who went swimming for 60 minutes thrice a week lost a considerable amount of body fat after a period of 12 weeks. A sports coach shared that the weight loss might vary from person to person but the ideal amount would be 45 minutes for four days in a week. However, this has to be followed with a clean diet.