Reasons to Add a Swimming Workout in 2019
Data suggests that the average American gains between 6 and 8 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re planning on shedding some pounds in the new year, you may be wondering if adding a swimming workout (once the weather permits) to your daily routine will help keep the weight off.
The answer is a resounding yes.
Swimming is a low-impact exercise that has a very low rate of injury. If you’re unable to run, because the impact is a bit too much on your knees and ankles, and you’re a person who just doesn’t’ have an affinity for sitting on a bicycle for long periods of time, swimming is a fantastic alternative.
Swimming Pool Workout Facts
Most fitness coaches agree that swimming can burn between 500 and 700 calories an hour. Not to mention that taking a nice long dip in your backyard pool is far preferable to trekking across town to do a cardio workout at your gym.
You should also know that when you choose swimming, you’re choosing an activity that works for every major muscle group in your body. It works all of the muscles in your arms, your abs and your legs. When you swim, you’re not only getting a cardio workout, you’re also getting a resistance workout, which can help tone your back, legs, arms and even your butt.
Getting regular exercise can also be a great way to boost your mood. Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make people happy. When you swim, you’ll be getting a great workout and you’ll be engaging in activity that can help improve your mental health and overall wellbeing.
How to get started
If you haven’t been engaging in regular exercise, you should start by swimming for 10 to 30 minutes, three times each week. As time goes on, you’ll want to increase the duration of your workouts and you’ll eventually want to add in 2-3 more days to that regimen. You should also add different strokes to your workout routine while increasing your levels of intensity. At some point, you may want to consider adding some interval work, which can help break things up.
But what if I don’t have a pool?
If your Denver, CO home doesn’t have a backyard pool, but you’re interested in learning more about having one installed, now is the time to start doing your research.
The sooner you can schedule at a time for a swimming pool designer to help you finalize plans for a backyard pool, the sooner you’ll be able to have the work done. When you start planning in January, this will give you ample time to secure the proper permits and schedule your desired construction date.
The good news is that Wetworks Pool and Spa is open all year long—which means we can help you get an appointment on the books as soon as it’s convenient with your schedule. Remember- when it comes to swimming pool design, if you can dream it, we can help you achieve it!