Just Keep Swimming Your Way To Better Health
With the holidays coming, we become flooded with food temptations. Before you know it, we’re making New Year’s resolutions about paying for a new gym membership. We’re here to tell you that no matter if you’re looking to shed a few lbs, tone up, or just stay healthy, swimming is one of the best exercises out there.
Do not pay for the gym when you can burn calories, tone your whole body, and increase your cardio all in the comfort of your backyard. Plus, swimming is a unifying sport. Almost everyone, no matter what their age is, can splash around and stay active. Swimming is also useful for those with disabilities because they can exercise longer without putting as much of a strain on their muscles.Different kinds of swimming practices provide various benefits.
Here’s our list of swimming exercises you can try. Remember: children should always have a parent or guardian present when swimming.
Swimming laps is an excellent cardiovascular exercise. Completing a few laps around the pool builds endurance and stamina. Also, turn your swim laps into a game by racing other family members or friends from one end of the pool to the other.
Water aerobics increases your heart rate while toning your body. Buying tools like water dumbbells give you some resistance for tightening up those muscles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) “Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses.”
Just Have Fun
You can find multiple ways to exercise and have fun in your pool. Organize a game of pool volleyball or swim laps with your children. But don’t just take it from us! Swimming in your pool has documented health benefits. The CDC reports that swimming can, “lead to improved health for people with diabetes and heart diseases.”
Pool owners should know that their pool isn’t just relevant during the summer; it can significantly improve the lives of your family members for years to come. Contact M & J Plastering today if you have questions, comments or feedback. We will respond to you as soon as possible.