Swim for weight loss
While swimming can feel like a gentle pursuit, it may even be better for fitness and weight control for women aged 50 to 70 than walking, cycling or jogging. Researchers from the University of Western Australia evaluated 120 women and found that, compared with walking, swimming improved body weight, body fat distribution and insulin in the short-term, and body weight and lipid measures in the longer-term. Swimming is also by its very nature a non-impact exercise, which makes it easier for people of all shapes and sizes to exert themselves regularly with far lower risk of injury. Over the long-term this can result in greater weight loss.