Could A Swimming Pool Make You Less Stressed? 24th January 2017
If you find life stressful at times, either due to work or personal commitments, you could benefit from spending time close to water.
There have been various studies in recent years that highlight the healing power of bodies of water. One such example was a study lead by Professor Michael Depledge that found people who lived close to water reported better health than those who didn’t, as reported by the Guardian in 2013.
Meanwhile, Wallace J. Nichols, author of the book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do, told Tonic magazine last year that we change the way we think when we’re near water.
“Our brains switch into a different mode which can involve mind-wandering, creativity and sleep, which are all known to be important to health, resilience and productivity,” Mr Nichols asserted.
With all of this in mind, if you are lucky enough to have the space for a luxury swimming pool at your home, you could benefit in many ways by having water so close by.
Aside from giving you somewhere to exercise regularly, simply being able to sit next to a pool of water when you need some time for contemplation, or to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, could be hugely helpful.
To get the most out of your pool area, make it a relaxing and peaceful space. Choose a ceramic tile design for the pool itself that you find soothing, and make sure the pool house has comfy places to sit and relax, as well as plants and calming lighting to create a truly relaxing environment.