One of the greatest exercises recommended by doctors and physical therapists alike is swimming. Why?
It’s great for anyone, no matter your age or your skill level. Swimming is cardiovascular, and it improves strength. Plus, it’s often recommended when weight bearing activities aren’t involved.
Swimming is healthy for you – it burns fat, increases muscle tone, works your cardiovascular system, and can help you lose weight.
Coincidentally many of these things are on New Year’s resolution lists across the country.
Here in Tulsa, we know that swimming is good for you, and while we build inground pools and sell above ground pools, we know that for many of our customers, swimming is important year-round. This is why we offer Endless Pools.
With an Endless Pool you can swim all year long, and you can meet your New Year’s resolution to swim more. Let’s look at why swimming is so important.
Swimming Burns Calories
Most everyone wants to lose a little weight, and it’s not hard to do in the pool. In just a half-hour swim session, you can burn between 100-500 calories, depending on your intensity and duration.
You’ll find that the harder you work, the more calories you burn.
With swimming, you can improve your muscle tone and create a lean physique because it works all of your major muscle groups. This lets you target your entire body.
Swimming Improves Strength
If you want stronger legs and a tight upper body, swimming in your Endless Pool is a great idea. As you swim, you are fighting against the water to move your body forward, and this gives you a full-resistance workout. You can even increase this resistance in an Endless Pool swimming against the current.
Plus, use the treadmill and upper body rower even increases your strength more.
In addition, you’ll find your more flexible after swimming because you are loosening muscles and joints.
Swimming Builds Endurance
Mention any top Olympic athlete and ask them if they swim to cross train. Many of them will tell you yes. This is because swimming is a low impact workout that’s easy on bones and joints.
Swimming increases endurance, and this is especially true in the Endless Pool.
Swimming is Heart Healthy
As a total body workout, swimming is great for your overall cardiovascular health.
When you swim, you work your heart and lungs. Because of this you can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Swimming is good for your mentally because it’s a great way to relax and de-stress. We love swimming, and we know that an Endless Pool can help you meet your New Year’s resolution of getting in shape and staying that way.
Interested in learning more? Contact us today or stop by our 93rd store!