Swim Your Way to a Healthier Heart
We all want a healthier heart, and we try to do right by our bodies! But did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States?
Since February is National Heart Month, we want to talk about how we can turn those numbers around. Let’s look at how to swim your way to a healthier heart.
With just some simple lifestyle changes, your risk of heart disease can drop substantially.
In this article, we look at how you can swim your way to a healthier heart.
Make the Right Choices
Eating the right food, reducing your stress, and maintaining an effective exercise program are all vital to your health.
The American Heart Association recommends people exercise 30 minutes per day, five days per week, to maintain a healthy heart.
Sometimes it can be hard to fit that in. Perhaps you don’t like the gym, or it’s too cold or hot for your comfort. Well, we have a great solution for you, and that’s swimming.
The Swim Spa Provides a Solution
Swimming is a great choice for a calorie-burning workout. Not only is it great exercise, but it is easy on muscles, bones, and joints. What’s more, it’s the perfect low-impact, fun exercise for everyone in your family, no matter their age.
When you think of swimming, though, you might come up with reasons it won’t work for you:
- I don’t have a pool.
- Swimming at a fitness club in front of others isn’t for me.
- I don’t have time to travel to the local swimming pool.
- There’s no room in my backyard for an inground pool.
For all of these reasons, we can tell you that an Endless Pool is a perfect answer. With one in your backyard, you:
- Have a pool.
- Don’t have to swim in front of others.
- Can walk right out your backdoor, saving on travel time.
- You don’t need a lot of room because Endless Pools don’t take up the same amount of room as an inground pool.
What is an Endless Pool?
An Endless Pool is a compact, state-of-the-art pool built a bit bigger than a hot tub. It has a current that allows you to swim endlessly without ever making a flip turn.
It doubles as a relaxation station and entertainment for the whole family.
With an Endless Pool, you have no crowds, no traffic, no wasted commute, and all the benefits of aquatic wellness right out your back door.
The Endless Pools® Fitness Systems’ swim machine or SwimCross™ Exercise Systems’ airless swim jets create the perfect environment for a wide variety of water-based exercises, including:
- Water walking
You’ll also find various accessories available that enhance your workout.
Finally, you’ll find spa seating and hydromassage jets so you can seamlessly transition from workout to rejuvenating post-workout relaxation.
The therapeutic relief of low-impact activities in a water-based environment gives you the opportunity to keep your heart healthy while pursuing your fitness goals. There’s no worry about increasing pain in your muscles and joints.
Staying heart healthy involves eating better and exercising more.
It also means reducing your stress. One way to do this is to spend more quality time with your family. This is perhaps one of our favorite reasons for loving the Endless Pool.
Your whole family can keep fit and stay connected together because where there are no phones, tablets, or television, there’s just meaningful conversation with those you love the most.