One of the best benefits to owning a swimming pool is that it can do wonders for your health. Not only is it great for your disposition and mental health, but in terms of improving your physical outlook – swimming is as good as it gets.
Whether your goal is to burn calories, lose weight or work on your cardio, owning a swimming pool can help you achieve your goals. Here’s what makes owning a pool such a boon for your health and why swimming is among the best forms of exercise you can get. Let’s jump right in!
Swimming is low impact
Exercise can put a lot of wear and tear on your body. What might be improving one aspect of your body might be hurting the other. For example, while running is great for your cardio, it can also do a number on your knees.
That’s not to say swimming doesn’t come with its own perils, but it’s relatively low-impact – meaning you’ll get the full benefit of the exercise you’re engaging in. There’s a reason astronauts use underwater training and that people with arthritis find it so valuable.
Total body work out
One of the more surprising things about swimming is not just the quality of the workout, but the depth of it. Swimming is truly a total body workout where you’ll exercise an untold number of muscles. From leg muscles (kicking), to your arms and core – you’ll exert a lot of energy everywhere without having to pick up a single weight.
Cardio and strength training in one
Look, we all are on tight schedules these days – and some days it’s just impossible to get in a full gym workout and sometimes you just need a quick fix. Swimming can provide that. Swimming provides you with both strength and cardio benefits – and it can be done quickly and efficiently. You can get an hour’s worth of gym time done in ten minutes if you lay out your routine correctly. That way, your gym time won’t have to be skipped for the day and you can more easily fit it into your schedule.
Water is among the best mood boosters
Medical experts going back to ancient Greece have recommended hydrotherapy for not just your physical well-being, but your mental well-being as well. Water most often soothes stress and anxiety (why do you think most humans like the beach so much?) and also gives you a break from the intense over-stimulation of the modern world. Needless to say – pools can give you a whole host of benefits to take the edge off your busy life.
You can do it with other people
Exercise isn’t as fun when it’s just you. Being able to exercise with your spouse or children is great because it not only teaches them good habits, but it gives you time to do a specific activity with them that’s all about you spending time together. It helps essentially kill two birds with one stone.
Investing in a swimming pool can seem like a lot at first, but remember that it’s an investment in a thing for you home; but most importantly – an investment in you and those around you. If you’re interested in or are considering a pool installation, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to give you a free consultation. Until then, good luck!