The Benefits of Swimming

At Imagine Backyard Living, we offer you new ways to experience your backyard. With the addition of a swim spa comes a wide array of health benefits for both the mind and body. Whether you are looking to remove and upgrade your current pool to the ease of a swim spa or if the entire project is new, here are a few great reminders on the positive benefits swimming can have on any lifestyle:

  1. Work Out
    As a non-impact environment, water boosts the ability to work your body out without the jarring damage other activities can do to your skeletal system. This means that the swim spa is a great place to work out sore muscles, stiff joints, and help extend your range of motion.
  2. Build Strength
    Since water naturally provides resistance to your body movements, the swim spa is an excellent environment to boost muscle strength and to tone up.
  3. Heart Health
    As an aerobic exercise, swimming can help make your heart more efficient by boosting blood flow throughout your body. Along with this increased circulation is the added bonus of a decrease in bodily inflammation.
  4. Breathwork
    The unique environment of a swim spa invites swimmers to utilize their lungs more which is known to help increase lung volume and develop proper breathing techniques, a key factor in helping to maintain a sense of calmness and well-being outside of the water!
  5. Balance
    Swimming can also help your body balance cholesterol levels due to its aerobic powers. This is great news for anyone struggling with high cholesterol.
  6. Stress Reducer
    There’s nothing like a quick swim to help you hit the reset button. Swimming can evoke the relaxation response which triggers your body to release the feel-good chemicals, endorphins that can make you feel your best.

The next time you take a dip, consider all of the good work you can do for your mind and body while taking a few laps or splashing around.

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