I covered this topic not too long ago here on GeoExpat, perhaps you remember it from that? But in any event, you are right. Swimming is a very good exercise overall, but it is NOT the greatest exercise for weight loss.
Think about it, most swimmers aren't nearly as cut and lean as cyclists, distance runners or weight lifters. I know from my own experiences, that I get extremely hungry after a strenuous swimming session.
I bought a "wheel-less" bicycle and cycle at home while watching TV.
I like cycling, so I don't mind doing this.
Any exercise that is strenuous, eg Kickboxing, circuits etc.
As a rule the more muscles use equates to more calories burnt. Reason I say strenuous is because most calories are burnt post exercise.
Weight training is great too as the more lean tissue you have the greater the number of calories used. This is true for exercise and rest.
Finally diet. Exercise plays a part but diet is just as important.
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Last edited by Matt_NT; 29-07-2013 at 12:19 PM.
Are there any tips, tricks, pills or potions to try to alleviate the post exercise hunger? I've read a few of the suggestions in various magazines but I just cant control it with will power. I *CAN* control the urge for cold beer but not for eating copious quantities after exercise...