Trying to Burn Fat? Stay Out of the Pool

George Headcut SamplesFit Facts by George Mangum

We’ve all been told that swimming is the best overall exercise ever, and that’s true, for fish. The buoyancy of the water negates a lot of resistance needed to burn fat, so, unless you are swimming for hours and have already conquered your metabolic threshold, swimming might store fat vs. burn fat. Remember to dive into resistance training, and use the pool for fun.

George Mangum M.A is the fitness director for Heritage Medical Group & Heritage LifeFit Fitness Dep, which has fitness programs for all age groups. Contact him at


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