Let’s face it, there are those rare few who love to exercise, right? The rest of us might exercise but we do it grudgingly. We don’t want to run, lift weights or ride a bike. There is help! We have get fit in your pool tips and the best thing about pool exercise? It doesn’t feel like a workout, you don’t work up a sweat BUT you get a great full-body workout. Win-win!
The swimming pool contractors from Advanced Pools in Memphis, TN know that pools are usually constructed because the potential pool owner wants to have fun with friends and family. They also know that getting into a pool — even if you haven’t been active in the past — is a great way to ease into a workout routine without it feeling like work and without risk of injury.
Exercising in a pool offers many benefits and can be undertaken even by those with joint pain because when you’re swimming there’s no jarring impact like those that come with jogging or running. The health benefits of swimming are worth the time and effort that goes into owning and maintaining your pool.
Why should you take up swimming? What health benefits you are seeking?
- Does it hurt to jog or run?
- Do you like the idea of helping your heart while undertaking a low-impact sport?
- Does the idea of exercising in the heat of a summer day while immersed in the cool depths of a pool appeal? The myriad benefits of swimming are as varied. In addition to the health benefits of swimming laps you can enjoy the recreation of it while playing with your family. Water volleyball, anyone.
Get Fit In Your Pool Tips
Swimming is the ideal activity for runners and other athletes who need the “day of rest” between rigorous workouts. Swimming is also ideal for those recovering from an injury and helps ease your way back into exercise in a non-impact way.
Regular exercise in a swimming pool builds endurance, muscle strength and cardio. Jump in the pool as a warm up to your regular workout routine or use swimming as a way to cool your muscles down after a regular workout.
Swimming burns calories at a rate of about three calories per mile per pound of bodyweight; for example, if you weigh 150 pounds and it takes 30 minutes to swim one mile, you’ll burn about 900 calories in an hour. Keep in mind, though that not many individuals swim that quickly, or for that length of time.
Use your swim time as a social outlet – take a water aerobics class. Need a way to relax? Practice relaxation techniques while you swim. Focus on breathing and your swim strokes. Let your mind wander and focus on your breathing and swimming techniques will help you gain a feeling of well-being – like that offered by yoga classes or other forms of meditation. Many swimmers find this a direct benefit of swimming.
The mere act of movement and being in a pool swimming laps or taking water aerobics or simply frolicking with family could lead to weight loss and that is an added benefit.
Give us a call if you’re looking for someone to take over the upkeep and maintenance of your pool and if you are in the beginning stages of wanting to get your own swimming pool in the near future!