Day: June 7, 2020

Weight Loss, Health, and More

You may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints.

Swimming is the fourth most popular activity in the United States. But why, exactly? There are a host of benefits you may gain from swimming laps regularly. Read on to learn about the benefits of swimming and how to incorporate swimming into your routine.

1. Works your whole body

One of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body, head to toe. Swimming:

  • increases your heart rate without stressing your body
  • tones muscles
  • builds strength
  • builds endurance

There are various strokes you can use to add variety to your swimming

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Swimming – Wikipedia

Self propulsion of a person through water

Competitive open water swimming race

Swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through water, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or survival. Locomotion is achieved through coordinated movement of the limbs, the body, or both. Humans can hold their breath underwater and undertake rudimentary locomotive swimming within weeks of birth, as a survival response.[1]

Swimming is consistently among the top public recreational activities,[2][3][4][5] and in some countries, swimming lessons are a compulsory part of the educational curriculum.[6] As a formalized sport, swimming features in a range of local, national, and international competitions, including every modern Summer Olympics.


Swimmers perform squats prior to entering the pool in a U.S. military base, 2011

Swimming relies on the nearly neutral buoyancy of the human body. On average, the body has a relative density of 0.98 compared to

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Badminton – Wikipedija, prosta enciklopedija

Operjena žogica iz plutovine

Badminton je šport, pri katerem se uporabljata lopar in pernata žogica iz plutovine. Igralec poskuša udariti žogico preko mreže v nasprotnikovo polje. Igra se lahko tudi v parih.

Lopar je dolg približno 66 cm, v žogico iz plute (premer 2,6–2,8 cm, teža 4,7–5,5 g) so zataknjena peresa dolžine 7 cm. Igrišče dolžine 13,40 m razpolavlja 1,55 m visoka mreža.

Od leta 1992 je badminton tudi olimpijska disciplina.

Danski igralec badmintona

Večina misli, da je badminton lahkoten šport, vendar to ne drži. Badminton zahteva hitre reflekse, hitrost in vzdržljivost. Pri igri je namreč potrebno izredno hitro ter eksplozivno gibanje (tudi nazaj, kar ni naravno gibanje in je za človeka izredno težavno), hitro reagiranje, predvidevanje nasprotnikovih potez ter prepoznavanje t. i. ‘varanja’ – ko nasprotnik nakaže nekaj, naredi pa kaj popolnoma drugega, spremljanje gibanja izredno hitrih žogic (ki ob nekaterih udarcih v prvih metrih celo presegajo 300 km/h!

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