30 Minutes Swimming Can Be Enough To Burn 200 Calories
Swimming can be a great relaxing way to exercise. There's no impact, which means it's friendly to both battered joints and brittle bones, and it's usually easy to find a local pool where you can do 30 minutes of lengths. The Arthritis Association recommends exercizes that strengthen muscles, stretch muscles, and offer an aerobic benefit and swimming ticks all three of those boxes. Swimming has also been shown to increase bone strength, especially in post-menopausal women.
About 30 minutes of swimming should burn over 200 calories, though that figure can vary. For one thing it depends on the individual's build and body, but as a rough guide the breast stroke should burn 60 calories every 10 minutes, the backstroke should burn about 100 calories in 10 minutes and if you're feeling brave the butterfly stroke burns about 150 calories every 10 minutes!