Swimming is a great calorie burner, and also acts as strength training because of all of the resistance of the water. If you have not been swimming regularly, swimming an hour a day will probably be too much to start. I would suggest starting more slowly and working your way up to an hour.
You also have to be swimming for it to work.
I sometimes swim with a friend, and she spends at least 10 minutes adjusting her cap and goggles. It's fine to take a little breather at the end of a set, but keep an eye on the clock and start swimming again!
You cannot burn fat from any particular area of your body, however, swimming will work your stomach muscles, so you will look trimmer through your stomach.
Edited by: LULUBELLE65 at: 4/1/2014 (04:23)
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