Make 2016 The Year To Get Fit With Your Luxury Pool 13th January 2016
January is all about shedding those Christmas pounds and starting your New Year’s resolutions, and if you promised yourself you will get fit and toned in 2016, one of the best ways to do this is to make use of your luxury pool.
- Lose weight
One of the main benefits of swimming regularly is burning calories and, subsequently, losing weight.
As water is denser than air, you use more energy to move around in it, and someone who weighs 11 stone can burn as many as 704 calories by swimming at speed for one hour.
The cardiovascular workout is therefore more effective than others, with running burning 655 calories per hour for someone of the same weight.
- Lean muscles
Swimming not only provides a cardio workout, but also helps you build muscle helping you appear leaner.
Although you won’t be pumping iron or going anywhere near a dumbbell, pushing yourself through the water is a form of weight training, helping you to build strength.
Gaining muscle speeds up your metabolism helping you to burn more fat, while also giving you a more toned body.
- Gives you a strong core
Having a strong core is a great asset for a healthy life, helping to reduce back pain, support pregnancies and provide a greater sense of balance and strength.
Swimming is one of the best ways to improve your core strength as it uses all the body’s muscles at once, with your arms, legs and stomach working in tandem to glide you through the water.
If you’re not a fan of yoga or pilates, swimming could be the activity for you to help achieve strong core muscles.
4) Anyone can do it
Another great reason why swimming may be the answer to your fitness goals is anyone can do it. Some other activities are restrictive if you have a disability, arthritis or a lack of flexibility.
However, you can still go swimming regardless of your fitness or ability. What’s more, it actually helps relieve any symptoms of injury, pain or discomfort in your body, as the water acts as a support and provides a natural form of pain relief.