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Benefits of Swimming: 7 Reasons Why You Should Hop in the Pool This Summer

Swimming pools aren’t just for kids. There are many ways that adults can take advantage of the family pool too to stay in shape while having a good time. If you haven’t spent much time in the water, here are a few good reasons why swimming should become a priority this summer.

Swimming Is Relaxing

A gentle swim can help ease pent up emotions and loosen up tense muscles. If you have a stressful job or are just feeling a little anxious these days, spend some more time in the pool to help calm your mind and relax your body.

It’s Great for Your Overall Wellbeing

Those who suffer with health problems, both physical and mental can also benefit greatly from a gentle swim. Swimming for even just a few minutes a day can help to improve mood, increase serotonin levels, and lower blood pressure. Medical professionals also believe that swimming can reduce your risk of disease and help guard against diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

It’s a Great Weight Loss Tool

High-intensity exercise like running or biking isn’t the only way to lose weight. Swimming can help to shed excess weight too. Best of all, it won’t feel as if you’re really “working out”.  A light swim can burn over 200 calories every half hour. Add a breaststroke and some kicking to the mix and you’ll have a full-body workout that can burn even more calories than running, without the added stress on your heart.

Swimming Is Easy on Your Joints

If you’ve suffered from an injury or have mobility issues, staying fit can be extremely difficult and even painful. Fortunately, swimming is gentle enough on the body so you can keep active. The water buoyancy creates gentle resistance that reduces the impact on your muscles and joints, enabling you to exercise comfortably and safely.

Speed Up Recovery

Low-intensity swimming can also help take the pressure off when you’re trying to heal after an injury or operation. But did you know that it can reduce recovery time as well?  Studies have shown that Aquatic therapy can promote nerve regeneration and reduce inflammation, speeding up the healing process and aiding in recovery.

Improves Flexibility

You don’t have to go to yoga to improve your flexibility. You can stay at home and swim instead. Swimming stretches and tones all areas of your body. Only a few minutes each day in the swimming pool can help to gradually increase your range of motion, as well as sculpt and tone your body. 

It’s a Fun Way to Stay in Shape

Do you find weight training or running on a treadmill boring? Going to the gym is never fun. If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and truly enjoy yourself, swimming is the perfect solution. Grab some friends and set up the pool volleyball net to have some fun!

Are you ready for the pool season? Visit us at Purewater to stock up on all your pool supplies before the heat sets in. We have everything you need to get the most out of your pool. We also offer repairs and restorations to ensure your pool is operating at its best. Contact us today to learn more!

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