Why own a swim spa? The benefits of your own personal swimming pool and home spa go beyond relaxation but complement an exercise regime in ways you might not have thought.
Why is swimming so popular?
Firstly, unlike other forms of exercise, swimming is a good choice for people regardless of their age and physical ability because of the low impact it has on muscles and joints. However, this doesn’t come at the detriment of the results you can expect, swimming has a host of benefits for muscular endurance, strength, and cardiovascular health.
The immediate advantage of having your own swim spa is the convenience. Making it much easier to swim regularly because your private swimming area is at the back door. This means you don’t have to commute to a leisure centre and use communal changing areas and showers which has its’ obvious downsides.
Swimming is a full-body workout
For this reason, swimming is one of the best forms of cardio exercise that exists. Swimming is one of the only workouts that engage every major muscle group in your body, whilst keeping the risk of injury very low. But you can still target certain muscle groups depending on the stroke that is used. Swimming also improves posture because it strengthens core stability, especially in the back and shoulders. This is a benefit for many as desk work is incredibly common and it is a cause of postural problems and back pain.
Improved mental health
The benefits of swimming go beyond physical health it has shown to have a positive effect on mental health too. By releasing endorphins, the natural feel-good hormone swimming lowers both
anxiety and depression. Just half an hour is enough to feel a greater sense of happiness and well-being.
A swim spa or hot tub is also a great way to socialise with friends and family. It can be used at any time or as the perfect occasion for people to gather. Socialising also improves mental health, drastically. A strong social life has been shown to go as far as increasing life expectancy and reducing overall health problems.
Greatly improved overall health
Swimming can reduce a whole host of diseases. When you swim regularly the chance of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and strokes are all reduced according to the NHS.
People with pre-existing health conditions can swim regularly due to its low impact nature. Helping people manage their sugar and insulin levels, reducing joint pain, and improving symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis. These benefits are particularly useful for people in their older years who might be limited to what exercise they can take part in.
Why choose a swim spa in a snapshot
By using a hot tub, you can boost both your health and mental health dramatically. By soaking in a hot tub, you can feel the benefits of hydrotherapy. Swimming gives you an emotional boost, reducing stress and improving sleep quality. Allowing you to have a deeper, more restful, and continuous sleep.
Using a hot tub for an hour can burn a similar number of calories as a 30-minute walk. Whilst boosting recovery rates after exercise and reducing fatigue. Also, in as little as 10 minutes blood pressure is lowered, resulting in better cardiovascular health.
Hydrotherapy reduces pain, tension, and joint tenderness. Which of course can benefit most people, but in particular people with arthritis and Fibromyalgia.
In short, apart from being a pleasurable pastime, swim spa has therapeutic and physical benefits, particularly for those who have existing health conditions.
As a family operated business encompassing two generations, we have over 50 years combined experience selling and servicing hot tubs, swim spas, pools, saunas, gazebos and steam rooms. We love what we do because we love the lifestyle that comes with owning a luxurious hot tub or swim spa. Get in contact with a member of the team today to explore our range of fantastic products.