Health Benefits of Owning a Pool
As we near the end of a cold winter, the time is now to schedule an appointment with our Pools of Fun Design Center to plan your pool for this spring. You know you’ve always wanted a pool, and it’s important to book it as soon as possible to ensure you maximize your swimming hours.
If you’re still on the fence of whether or not a pool is in your summer future, consider these two major health benefits of owning a pool.
Swimming is the Best Form of Exercise — Many times people skip the pool at the gym in favor of stationary cardiovascular workouts on machines like the treadmill or elliptical, but they really shouldn’t. In fact, swimming laps is actually the best thing for your body. Not only are you getting a more intense cardio workout, you’re also engaging many of the muscles you wouldn’t normally use to propel yourself. Plus, working your whole body in a field of low-resistance, which is easier on your joints than running.
Now, realistically, you’re not going to build a lap pool in your backyard. But even then treading water for minutes at a time can still work wonders at elevating your heart rate. If that’s boring to you, engaging in water games like pool basketball will do the trick. If all of these activities are too rigorous for you, lifting water weights is another low-resistance way to build strength.
The Sun can do Wonders for your Skin — Having a pool in your backyard promotes spending more time outside, maybe even some tanning. The sun hitting your skin can increase the levels of serotonin, the hormone in your body that makes you happy, in your skin. Also, you’re exposed to more Vitamin D, which helps prevent many common skin disorders and promotes a healthier heart. But remember, use sunscreen! Doing your best to block the harsher rays, as one in five people will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Striking a healthy balance is very important.
Come in and visit one of our five convenient Pools of Fun locations around Indianapolis to see how we can transform your backyard this spring. Thanks for reading, and stay warm out there!