Swimming is great exercise and if coronavirus has kept you home, it doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Take some of your home bound activities out of doors and enjoy the swimming pool. In fact, if you’re sheltering in place in Fort Worth, Texas the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools can keep your pool clean, the water free of bacteria and it ready and waiting for you to enjoy!
There is nothing better than being in shape and being healthy. Swimming is one of the best exercises to do just that. You can jump in, swim a few laps or jog from side to side and build your endurance and resistance. Your heart and lungs will thank you for getting more active.
There are a myriad of advantages to exercising in the pool and here are a few to think about.
Swimming is great exercise
Not only is a swim routine a great way to get healthy, it is also a great way to go from couch potato to person who exercises. Your doctor will probably approve of a swim routine because it won’t put stress on your bones or joints and depending on your weight, this will help keep you safer during a workout.
- Because water offers buoyancy the impact to joints and muscles while you exercise is lessened. When you’re waist deep in the pool you “weigh” 50 percent less than you do on land; chest deep in the water reduces how much you weigh by an additional 25 percent.
- It’s easy and fun and you won’t have to break a sweat even though you will get a great cardio workout.
- After you’re done swimming, especially if you’re going to be in the pool a lot — shower off the chemicals and apply moisturizer. Don’t let the chemicals in the pool lead to dry skin.
- When you’re in the pool, the resistance of the water makes the workout more of a workout on your muscles than it would on the land. Exercising in the pool more quickly builds muscle strength and endurance.
It’s always best to check with your doctor to make certain you’re healthy enough to start swimming. And give us a call if you’re going to be using the pool more often so we can get on a schedule with you to keep the pool water clear and ready for your swim workouts.