Sure, your pool might be your go-to space for lounging and relaxing but did you know that it’s also an excellent resource to support your health? If you are bored with hitting the gym or going to classes, your private backyard oasis offers a great opportunity for you to diversify your exercise game. Depending on your workout, swimming for around 60 minutes can burn up to 1,000 calories.

At Blue Water Pool Chemical Co., we’ve compiled the best ways to use your pool to get or stay in shape:

  • Low-Impact
    Plenty of activities like running, dancing, and sports can take a toll on your joints due to the repetitive impact involved. But swimming offers a low-impact environment that makes it a great method to exercise without exacerbating joint vulnerabilities.
  • Full Body
    Unlike other isolated movements performed at the gym, swimming uses your entire body and thus can help you meet your exercise needs simply. Swimming laps is an excellent fitness routine that works most of your muscle groups, tying together both cardio and strength training.
  • Mind Boost
    In addition to the physical health benefits, water often functions as a natural mood booster. As a way to reduce stress, sooth anxieties and get you in touch with a tranquil state, swimming can help you take a much-needed respite from the modern world.
  • Variety
    Just like anything super repetitive, swimming can feel monotonous unless you include a variety of movements and activities. Depending on your weight, body type and age, the types of activities you incorporate into a backyard swimming program can vary. We recommend including items like swimming different strokes – freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, along with treading water, using kickboards and other flotation devices to keep your approach fresh and fun!