Why Your Backyard Pool is Your Ultimate Health Must-Have

 In Backyard Living, Custom Pool Design

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to forget to take care of your health and well-being. As summer approaches, there is no better time to explore the abundance of health benefits that swimming has to offer and why your backyard pool is not only a place to host fantastic parties but also your own, personal wellness sanctuary.

Understanding the Importance of Aquatic Exercise

Most associate swimming with recreational activity, but it is much more than that. Swimming is a fantastic full-body workout that combines cardio and strength training, while also providing several mental health benefits. This cardiovascular exercise has been proven to improve your breathing, cardiovascular health, your sleep, and even your mood. As the exercise takes place in the water, it is a low-impact sport, which means it is very hard to injure yourself while doing it. The water’s buoyancy allows you to move through it easily without putting pressure on your joints. Because of this, swimming is a great form of exercise for anyone, regardless of age and fitness level.

Your Own Personal Oasis

While many partake in swimming at community pools, there is something special about having your own lap pool. Having a swimming pool in your backyard provides you with the luxury of working out where you want and when you want. Does your long commute to and from work not allow you to make it to the pool before they close? Do you want to avoid the big crowds that come with public pools? Do you enjoy the privacy of your own home? Whether you like to swim in the morning or night, use your pool for friends to hang out at, or simply just want to enjoy your privacy with the relaxation of water, your own, personal backyard swimming pool provides you with the one thing everyone loves: freedom.

Mental Relaxation in Every Stroke

Like any workout, swimming causes the release of endorphins. Endorphins are natural hormones that the brain releases during pleasurable activities i.e. exercise. With each stroke you take, your body releases stress, while simultaneously learning how to better handle it in the future. Swimming is also a fantastic way to relax your mind. How many times have you been swimming and suddenly have lost track of time? The workout begins, your body goes into autopilot, and suddenly 30 minutes have gone by without you realizing it.

It has also been proven that swimming has improved short and long-term memory. Doctors Alomari, Alzoubi, and Khabour conducted an experiment to show the effects of swimming on the memory of rats. The rats were placed in a maze with water and were monitored to see how quickly they could find the exit. After 28 days it was shown that the error in long-term and short-term memory had significantly decreased. This would indicate that regular exercise in cardiovascular activity would enhance the memory of those with and without cognitive deficits.

Let Shoreline Pools Install Your Mental Health Haven

With all the physical and mental benefits discussed, why wouldn’t you want to have your own personal backyard pool? At Shoreline Pools, we can help you change your backyard into a therapeutic wonderland. Call (203) 357-1544 and dive into wellness.

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