When it comes to getting fit and toning up, swimming is one of the best all-round forms of exercise. It's a versatile, low-impact way to build up strength and stamina without putting too much stress on your joints and bones. Putting in the lengths will also help you to shed the flab so you'll be streamlined and slim-line before you know it.
The great thing about swimming is there's very little equipment involved - all you need is yourself, swimwear and a good pair of goggles. Swimming breaststroke for an hour will burn off roughly 700 calories and at a steady speed it's aerobic exercise, which makes it a great way of losing weight. It's also great for your core muscles, which can help to keep you standing tall with great posture.