As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to stay fit and healthy! And it’s an all-around great activity that you can continue for a lifetime.
You may not realize all the wonderful benefits your pool can actually provide you in the area of health alone.
Swimming is a full-body exercise that increases your heart rate without stressing your body and joints. Water supports up to 90 percent of the body’s weight! When you swim, you’re toning muscles and building your strength and endurance. It’s also a relaxing and peaceful way to work out.
And think about this: swimming improves your coordination, balance, posture, and flexibility. Many people enjoy doing low-impact therapy in their pool for certain injuries and conditions. In-pool exercise can even speed up recovery times.
Many experts agree that swimming several times a week, in 30-minute intervals, can help you maintain a healthy weight and guard against heart disease, strokes, and type 2 diabetes.
And of course, swimming in your pool on a regular basis is a great way to boost your mood and reduce stress levels that come with the challenges of everyday life.
So, there’s no good reason not to get in your pool and have fun while you’re also gaining all these amazing benefits. Happy swimming!