If you have a swimming pool and a stressful life, you’re in luck! We offer tips on how to reduce stress in your swimming pool and they are easy and fun! The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas understand that swimming is both fun and relaxing and they work with their pool customers to make certain they have the most enjoyable experience possible in the swimming pool.

Swimming laps is a mindless activity that helps you relax while helping you get in shape. Any kind of swim activity — swimming laps, doing aerobic workouts, rhythmic breathing and simply playing with your children will help lower your blood pressure and stay in shape.

How to reduce stress in your swimming pool

  1. Swimming can help you sleep better. When you’re tossing and turning about a stressful day, take a swim. When you’re pleasantly tired, you will sleep better and be better abel to face the next day.
  2. Swiming helps reduce stress. When you swim, you will feel less anxiety and less stress. The combination of the water and the buoyancy will help you relax.
  3. Swimming helps reduce pain. Chronic pain suffers can find relief when swimming. If you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis or even diabetes, swimming is a great way to reduce the levels of pain and that will lower your stress and anxiety.
  4. Swimming can lower blood sugar levels. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients with type 2 diabetes who swam in warm water for even a half an hour a day, six days a week, had a lowered blood glucose.
  5. Swimming helps your skin look healthier. Swimming — exercise of any type — will remove toxins from your skin and that will lead to it looking younger and healthier.
  6. Swimming helps your heart. When you are stressed your heart suffers. Swimming improves heart and lung capacity and help you feel better and be better able to deal with daily stressors. Swimming can also help lower cholesterol levels and that could improve the health of your heart.
  7. Swimming helps with weight. Losing weight, if that is a stress in your life, can be accomplished by spending time in a swimming pool. Swimming away your stresses of the day can help you swim away some weight — if that is a goal.

When you’re ready to swim away stress, here are a steps to take to assure the pool is conducive to stress relief.

  1. Turn on lighting to set the mood.
  2. Choose soothing music or sounds
  3. Eat a light dinner before you swim — hunger and low blood sugar contribute to stress
  4. Swim long, slow laps. You’re not in a race,  you’re swimming for relaxation
  5. After you’re done, wrap up in a soft, warm towel and relax poolside

Working with a swimming pool service contractor can add to your relaxation because he will keep the pool water clean and the pool always ready for swimming.