Swimming is an excellent all-round exercise for people of all ages to help strengthen both your mental and physical being. As it works all your muscles, it helps you gain strength, balance and a peaceful mind. Whether you go to the gym or are thinking about investing in a swim spa for your own private use, there is long list of health benefits that come with swimming, some that may come as a surprise to you:
Full Body Workout
Swimming requires the power of all the muscles in your body, so whether you’re performing a simple breastroke or going full force with a hammer butterfly, you’re getting a full body workout either way.
Plus, with the challenge of working out in water, 30 minutes of swimming matches 45 minutes of the same activity on land. Water pushes you to work your body harder, making you stronger.
Swimming is known to be one of the most effective exercises at burning calories, as you can burn more than 200 calories in just 30 minutes – double the amount you would walking.
Improved Well Being
One of the best routines for maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle is through 30 minutes of swimming three times a week combined with a healthy, balanced diet. Regular swimming sessions have been known to lower stress levels, improve your sleeping patterns and reduce anxiety or depression – allowing you to destress, relax and keep up a positive mental outlook.
30 minutes of swimming three times per week can also increase your energy levels and metabolic rate, as it pulls you out of the habit of being inactive.
Protection Against Diseases
Swimming for just 30 minutes every week can help reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes. It is also known to slow down the effects of aging, as it helps to decrease blood pressure, improve oxygen and blood flow to the brain and increase muscle mass and cardiovascular health. Seniors who swim will also begin to build physical strength and good balance.
Swim at home with our Swim Spas
Here at All Weather Leisure we supply best-in-the-industry Swim Spas so you can swim whenever you want in the comfort of your own home. Not only are our swim spas great for adult work outs, they’re also great for children learning to swim.
Many houses and gardens are not big enough to accommodate a swimming pool, so Swim Spas are the perfect alternative. Their high-volume swimming jets and adjustable speed pumps make them a fantastic spot for exercise and relaxation.
For more information on our Swim Spas please click here or our showroom today.