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Benefits of swimming pools for families

Having a swimming pool in Queensland is wonderful when the weather is hot because you and your family can cool off in your own backyard – without having to find a park at the beach or pay for the local pool.

Besides those definite perks, there are other great reasons to have a pool installed in your backyard.

At Environ Pools we are happy to talk to you about the benefits of having a swimming pool and once you know what they are, you can decide if the choice is right for you.

Fun for all the family

A swimming pool is a good social amenity for families. Parents can teach younger children to swim, jump in and dive and family members of all ages can enjoy splashing about and playing games together.

A Chance to stay active

Swimming is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and burns many calories, so you can choose a pool shape that is ideal for families who want to stay active.

During swimming, you get your heart rate up, which is good for your overall health in addition to helping with weight loss or weight maintenance.

Swimming is a good overall workout because it burns calories, but also works muscles throughout the entire body. It is one of the easiest ways to keep children active, even in the heat.

Less intense than other activities

For people are unable to perform things like running, playing sports or biking, swimming offers a great alternative. You’ll get a good workout, but without placing unneeded stress and pressure on your joints and bones.

Swimming helps build muscle without compromising physical limitations.

Reduces stress

Some research shows that time spent in the water can lower stress levels for people of all ages. Not only is it fun to get in the water and swim and play, but it’s a nice break from other obligations.

Families can reduce their stress by lounging near the pool or inviting friends over for some pool games. Sitting outside allows you to take advantage of the vitamin D from the sun, as well as boosting overall mood – just remember to slap on the SPF 50+ to enjoy a day in the sun.

Boosts flexibility

This is great for both adults and children. Having a flexible body makes other activities easier and lowers the risk of injury while doing them. People who are recovering from an injury or surgery may also find that time spent in the pool can help speed the recovery process in a comfortable way that is also enjoyable and easy to do at home.

Improves coordination, balance and posture

Here is another great benefit that people of all ages can take advantage of. Swimming requires a certain sense of coordination, which can boost the same skill in other areas of life. Learning to stay upright in the water is a good way to build balance and posture.

If you’re considering a swimming pool in Queensland, our experts at EnvironPools are ready to help you get started. Call us today for a quote or visit the website for more information.

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Health Benefits of Swimming

Improve your health and stamina

  • Swimming helps to keep your heart rate up but helps take some of the impact stress off your body.
  • Swimming helps to build endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness at any age.
  • Helps you to maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs.
  • Helps to tone muscles and helps to build body strength.
  • Nearly all the bodies muscles are used when swimming so provides an all over body workout 

 

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