A luxury pool does more than make your backyard beautiful and provide you with hours of fun. It also gives you the opportunity to become healthier. When you call on new pool builders to install a swimming pool in your backyard, you’ll be able to reap the health benefits of swimming and being outdoors. These include:
A good workout with less stress on the bones. When you exercise in the water, your skeletal system doesn’t bear all the weight of your body; the water gives you a lot of support. This is especially helpful to people who have arthritis or other conditions that lead to sore or excessively stressed joints; furthermore, swimming can help make the bones healthier, particularly in people susceptible to osteoporosis, such as women after menopause. If the water is heated, the heat can also be therapeutic and reduce pain in the joints and other parts of the body.
A more developed muscle tone. Pushing yourself through the water in different kinds of swimming strokes will improve the tone in your muscles and their overall strength. Rather than working different muscles in your body in isolation, you’ll be strengthening collections of muscles that function together. These include muscles in your arms, back, shoulders, legs, and abdomen.
Improved cardiovascular health. Swimming improves the functioning of the heart and lungs and lowers cholesterol. You don’t have to spend hours swimming either. Exercising for 20 to 30 minutes at a time on a regular basis can lower your risk of various cardiovascular diseases.
Greater flexibility. The motions you make when you swim give different joints in your body the opportunity to move freely and become less tight and restricted in motion.
The healthiness of the outdoors. Exposure to sunshine will boost your Vitamin D levels. Fresh air will feel cleansing and help you breathe more easily. Exercising in and of itself can contribute to stress reduction; doing so in beautiful and luxurious surroundings will melt even more stress away.
Before starting any new health regimen, you must consult with a doctor. However, swimming pools in general offer health benefits to people of all ages and in different physical conditions. Contact us to discuss designing a pool that not only looks beautiful, but also will give you an opportunity to engage in enjoyable exercise, right in the comfort and convenience of your backyard.