Having your own swimming pool is not only convenient, it can provide overall health benefits as well.
Warmer weather is just around the corner bringing with it the opportunity to get outside and enjoy fun in the sun!
Swimming is a summertime favorite and owning a pool can provide a host of benefits including a place to gather with family and friends, a way to get in shape and an area to sit back and relax.
A swimming pool can also provide health benefits. Here are some of our favorites:
A swimming pool provides a great low-impact way to elevate your heart rate while reducing stress on joints.
Get a great, safe workout in your own back yard and skip the gym or treadmill.
It’s excellent for maintaining a healthy weight, heart, and lungs.
Humankenetics.com published and expert from Janet Evans’ Total Swimming by Janet Evans that states:
“A properly structured swim workout provides incredible improvements to the cardiovascular system. The nature of breathing when swimming with breath being somewhat limited in volume and frequency-promotes greater lung capacity and a consistent intake of oxygen. Both aerobic and anaerobic gains can be made in the same workout.”
Swimming can make you smarter!
An article in Fitness Magazine states, “Blood flow to the brain increased by up to 14 percent when men submerged themselves in water up to their hearts, according to a Journal of Physiology study.”
It provides a great source of Vitamin D.
While prolonged exposure to the sun can be harmful, experts like the Vitamin D Council say humans need about 15 minutes of sun exposure daily for adequate amounts of Vitamin D depending on skin type, time of year and your geography.
Swimming can improve flexibility.
“Swimming is the ultimate all-in-one fitness package, working most muscles in the body in a variety of ways with every stroke. When strokes are performed correctly, the muscles lengthen and increase in flexibility. The significant repetition of strokes improves muscle endurance, and because water creates more resistance against the body than air does in land exercise, the muscles are strengthened and toned.” – Janet Evans published by humankenetics.com.
It may improve your mood.
Limited exposure to the sun and effortlessly floating in your pool can help relax your body and mind.
A swimming pool is a great place reconnect with your friends and family.
According to the YMCA of Silicon Valley,
“Studies have shown time and time again that families who spend time together, even if it’s just eating dinner together each evening, have children who are happier, healthier, and who do better in school. Family time also promotes good emotional health in children, which is linked to a greater likelihood that they will avoid risky behaviors such as drug use.”
Anyone can do it.
You don’t need to be training for the Olympics to swim and enjoy its health benefits. It’s even easier when your pool is right in your own backyard.
Ready to jump in and get your own pool this summer? Or, have questions about pool ownership? We’d love to help. Contact Zagers Pool & Spa today, your backyard oasis awaits!