No matter what your fitness level may be, swimming is an exercise for all people with a range of different abilities. Swimming helps not only with your physical health but also your mental health, so using a swim spa can be incredibly beneficial in the summer months. It is a proven fact that becoming more active can energise your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. To help you understand the main advantages of using a swim spa this summer, the specialist team at Hydropool Surrey have put together this blog for you.
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Low impact form of exercise
Swimming in a swim spa is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system, burning just as many calories as running, but without the impact on your bones and joints. As this form of exercise is low impact, it is a good option for people with arthritis, injuries or disabilities, because the water gently supports the muscles. Regularly swimming will also help you to build muscle and improve your endurance, preventing injuries from exercise in the future.
Builds cardiovascular strength
Involving the heart, lungs, and circulatory system, cardiovascular exercise helps you improve one of the most important muscles in your body – the heart. By strengthening the heart, you can not only help it to become stronger but also more efficient in pumping, which leads to better blood flow throughout your body. Keeping your heart healthy is essential, and swimming in a swim spa will only help with this, and making good choices now can improve your health for years to come.
Great for your mental health
Life can be very stressful for many of us, but by taking the time to exercise in your swim spa regularly can help to improve your mental health. Many different factors and life events affect it in positive and negative ways, and recent studies have concluded that swimming is a potentially powerful way to relieve stress quickly. It’s proven that exercise in general releases endorphins, which improve your overall mood and happiness. Swimming regularly in a swim spa can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve your sleep patterns. When you get in the swim spa, you have the opportunity to step away from the virtual world, and enjoy some much-needed ‘me time’.
Full body workout
As we have already touched upon, swimming is one of the most effective ways to burn calories. When you swim, you engage almost every major muscle group requiring you to use your arms, legs, core, and focus on balancing. For example, where runners build the majority of their muscles in their legs, swimmers, on the other hand, utilise more of their muscle groups when moving through the water. Swimming uses more of your body’s major muscle groups than other forms of cardio exercise. So, no matter whether you swim a gentle breaststroke or more intense butterfly, you will get a full-body workout.
Are you looking to purchase a swim spa?
If you would like to speak to a professional company about installing a swim spa into your home, please don’t hesitate to contact Hydropool Surrey today. Swim spas are becoming hugely popular for numerous reasons and many families up and down the UK have installed them so that they can enjoy a swimming workout in the comfort of their own home. Our team will also be able to provide you with any additional information you require, as we have a vast range of swim spas available and will happily help you to find the perfect one for your needs and requirements.