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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > December/January 2018 > MASTER THE MOVE FRONT CRAWL


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People are often nervous of front crawl, put off by the tough-sounding breathing technique. But don’t be! It’s easier than you think and comes with a host of body benefits. ‘Front crawl works all your major muscle groups, boosts cardio fitness and increases endurance,’ says David Lowe, British Olympic medallist and swimming coach ( ‘Upper body-wise it works your arms, back and abs (as you have to engage them to stabilise in the water), while the kick will tone quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves.’ Half an hour of fast front crawl will torch more than 400 calories, too.

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Celebrate a more meaningful Christmas this year with our special Christmas issue of Healthy. Inside you'll find ways to enjoy the big day that are more conscious, stress-free and will make you feel happier. We have recipes for a vegetarian Christmas feast so delicious that everyone will want some! Our beauty section will get you looking your party best - naturally! Plus, how to spot if you're stressed, give up alcohol for a month, and ways to help you manage arthritis. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!