Your swimming pool can serve your family in many ways — as a place to entertain and spend fun family time together and as a way to get, and stay, in shape. If you work hand in hand with your Memphis, Tennessee swimming pool contractor you can find ways to keep your pool clean and clear and make certain it is always ready for you to swim when you’re ready to jump in!
What kind of exercise can you do in your swimming pool? Aquacise is one and that is the act of exercising while in your swimming pool – it’s water aerobics and is a pain-free, virtually sweat-free way to exercise. With water aerobics you are using the water’s natural buoyancy and the resistance it provides to help you get in shape. You don’t really need any special equipment but you might want to pick up a kickboard. Adding a weight belt or weighted armbands can increase resistance and kick up the calorie burn.
It’s usually best to check with your doctor before you start any workout routine, but when you learn some of the health benefits of swimming, you will see how beneficial it will be to your entire body (and mind!). Swimming pool contractors from Advanced Pool Care offer these ideas on benefits your body will reap when you begin a swim workout:
- Tone every part of your body
- A water workout improves coordination and balance
- The resistance of the water adds to and enhances your cardiovascular workout
- Working in the water exercises all of your muscles and joints
Arthritis sufferers can also benefit from a swim workout — you can get in shape without putting any pressure on your joints.
Here are a few more benefits of water aerobics:
- Improves respiratory system
- Improves balance and posture
- Improves range of motion
- Enhances and improves endurance
- Burn up to 500 calories, depending on the length and intensity of the workout
If you’re in the beginning stages of pool construction you will want to let your pool builder know whether it will be used mainly for exercise, for family fun or a combination of the two.