This article was written by one of our Sanchez Pools specialists.
There are many reasons for installing an inground swimming pool on your property, including the obvious ones of increased family time during the summer months and added financial value to your home.
But some of the best reasons for installing a pool are related to your physical well being. Swimming on a daily basis has a lot of benefits for both body and mind and having an easily accessible swimming pool can make staying in shape a lot easier for both you and for other members of your family.
No more fighting traffic to get to the gym and hoping that your desired piece of equipment is ready and waiting for you when you get there. All you need for your cardiovascular health is right there in your own backyard - use at your leisure.
When it comes to staying in shape physically and sharp mentally, swimming pools have a number of long-lasting benefits. Let’s hit on a few of the biggest ones right now.
Swimming Is Great Exercise
Swimming on a regular basis is quite simply some of the best exercise you can get. Whether you’re looking to drop a few pounds or just increase your cardiovascular health, or both, spending 30 to 60 minutes swimming laps in your backyard swimming pool can have incredible results.
There aren’t many workouts that can match the benefits of swimming laps when it comes to exercising your entire body. When you’re in the pool and constantly moving, every muscle in your body is working for you and reaping the benefits of this exercise routine.
Lose weight, build muscle and gain more flexibility by beginning and then sticking to a water-based exercise regimen.
You can thank me later.
Swimming Is A Great Stress Release
Regardless of how bad your day was, jumping into a cool, crisp swimming pool when you get home can make those troubles seem like small potatoes. Think of it as an escape from the real world, even if only for an hour or two.
Your overall health is much more than just physical, you need to take care of yourself on a mental and emotional level as well. Spending time in your own swimming pool, either by yourself or with family members, can certainly help in this area.
I mean, can you really be in a bad mood when those cool waters are engulfing you and your kid is on the other end of the pool doing cannonballs? I guess it’s possible, but it seems like it would be incredibly difficult.
Swimming Can Help You Sleep Better
We all know how important it is for your overall health to get a good night’s sleep. Spending time in your swimming pool every day can certainly help with this as well.
Swim some laps, play with the kids, enjoy a little romantic time with the wife or, better yet, throw in a combination of all three. Regardless of how you spend your time, you’re going to have a more relaxing, meaningful sleep after spending a little time in the pool.
Swimming Is A Great Source Of Vitamin D
Ever wonder why people are generally in better moods during the spring and summer months? Well that’s because they’re outside more and soaking up the Vitamin D from the sun, which you’ll be doing more of once you install a permanent swimming pool in your backyard.
Spending time outside in the sun also allows your body to produce more serotonin, which is the hormone in your body that makes you feel happy. And isn’t this one of our main goals in life, to be happier?