Swimming is a good form on cardiovascular exercise.
Pros: Swimming is easy on the joints, and is good exercise for a person getting over an injury.
Cons: It has been shown that, although it is a great from of exercise, swimming is not an effective exercise for achieving weight loss. Finding a place to swim can also be difficult. Cannot be done underway.
Cost: Price of a pool membership.
Point of Contact
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