Have you given much thought to your New Year Resolutions yet? Odds are it will include getting into shape and getting healthier. We all know how hard that can be.
Swimming is one of the best forms of cardio. Having a swimming pool built in your backyard is easier than you think!!
Did you know, swimming in your new pool is the easiest way to use exercise every muscle in your body, swimming! It is the best way for a full body workout.
It is also an efficient way to burn calories, 30 minutes of swimming in the pool can burn over 200 calories. Practically doubling the number of calories burned by walking.
Swimming just 30 minutes a week helps protect against type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Walking or running in the water offers the same cardio benefits as the same workout on land, but is easier on your joints. Perfect for those with arthritis.
“Water-walking or jogging burns 563 calories per hour if you weigh 155 pounds, and 654 calories an hour if you weigh 180 pounds. Water-running burns 11.5 calories per minute in comparison with running on land, which burns about 8 calories per minute,” Livingstrong.
Swimming quickly strengthens your core because your muscles are under constant resistance.
“You work harder against the resistance of water to move forward than you do on land, says Dr. Robert Wilder, physiologist and the director of sports rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, because water is 800 times denser than air. You build muscle and improve cardiovascular health water-walking, but combine it with weight-bearing exercise to build strength and maintain bone density.”
General well being is improved. Swimming regularly has been known to improve sleep patterns, reduce depression and anxiety, while lowering stress levels.
Swimming just three times a week can be a game changer
Though New Year Resolutions are full of good intentions, US News reports 80% of them fail by the second week in February. A swimming pool makes it easy and convenient to get in shape and stay healthy, not to mention it is fun for the whole family and adds value to your home.
Start the New Year Off Right, With a New Swimming Pool
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