There’s no doubt the past few years have been challenging for everyone, so it’s more important now than ever to find ways to unwind and collect yourself to help reduce excess stress, worry, and being run down. One of the best ways to do that is by swimming. 

Sure, it feels nice when you slip into the warm water after a long day at work – be it in an office or working from home – but there are many more health benefits that you might not be aware of that swimming can offer you and your tired mind, body, and soul. No matter your age or physical fitness level, swimming and aquatic fitness affords you amazing benefits. 

Work That Body

If you want your whole body to get a great workout swimming is the answer. Why? Because it utilizes every muscle in the body regardless of your preferred swimming stroke. Did you know exercising in the water pushes your body to work even harder? In general, 30 minutes of exercising in the pool is equivalent to 45 minutes of exercise elsewhere. 

Overall Calm

Swimming helps your general well-being. If you can spend about 30 minutes between 2 to 3 times per week in the pool, and follow a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle, you’re on the right track. Swimming is excellent for staying trim, healthy, and building a positive mental outlook. 


Are you stressed out, feeling blue, filled with anxiety, or dealing with a bout of depression? Experts suggest swimming since it is known to regularly lower stress levels, help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and even improve sleep patterns. You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to reap the many benefits swimming may offer. Simply put, incorporating swimming into your daily wellness plan can improve all the above if you stick to a routine.

Stay Trim

If you’ve gained weight due to lifestyle changes you’ve experienced these past few years, feel overworked, or are experiencing other stressors, swimming is an excellent way to burn calories. Some stats suggest light swimming can burn more calories in about half an hour than if you went walking on a nice day. 

Heart Healthy

Swimming reduces the risk of some diseases. In addition to helping fight cardiovascular disease, swimming as a weekly exercise may also help keep heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes at bay.

Soothe Aches & Injuries

Besides drinking to keep the body hydrated, water can also support up to 90 percent of the body’s weight. If you’re experiencing the aches and pains that come with a tense body, pulled muscle, or just an overall run-down body, swimming is a wonderful way to remain active while healing. 

No Sweating

Some people find sweating gross when they workout at the gym or home, but think of this: When you swim, you’ll never feel sweaty because the water helps you cool down.

Pool Experts in Murphy

Swimming is well known to help physical and mental health all the way around, and it’s fun, too. If you don’t have a pool in your backyard now may be the time to seriously consider having one built so you can start reaping the benefits, both mental and physical, that swimming has to offer. Give the pool building experts at Hobert Pools & Spas a call today to learn more about the different pool options available. 


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