Benefits of Swimming: Creating Happy, Healthy Families

Feb 02, 2021

Given the current climate, it’s more important than ever to focus on the health and happiness of our families. Often when we think of health, we think of traditional means to getting fit and improving our wellness, such as visiting the gym, but a gym may not offer activities for every member of your family.

If you’re keen to find a health centre that will cater to your whole family, you may need to look no further than your backyard.

Your very own pool allows you and your family to partake in an activity proven to deliver health benefits: swimming.

Swimming is certain to enhance the happiness and health of your family, and you don’t have to leave the safety of home for it!

Let’s take a look at the myriad of benefits associated with swimming and enjoying time in your pool.

Cardiovascular fitness

Swimming is great for the heart, and regular swimming will see your blood flow improve. Not only is swimming a calorie-burning activity, it also enhances your muscle strength as well. So your limbs and heart get stronger the more you swim. Naturally, more proficient swimmers who swim regularly, will see more benefits to their cardiovascular fitness in comparison to those who swim less often.

Recovering from Injury

Many injury rehabilitation programs call for gentle exercise, and swimming and hydrotherapy are often recommended to support the recovery process. The water puts less stress on the body, meaning that hydrotherapy offers a gentler approach to injury rehabilitation than other traditional forms of exercise.

Learning Swim Skills

Having a pool means you have the perfect place to teach your children how to swim. Swimming is an essential skill that sets children up to have a lifelong love and respect for the water. At-home swimming lessons don’t have to be boring, either. There are many games your children can play as part of their swim lessons that will help them build confidence in the water, but also have fun at the same time.

Mindfulness

With the stresses we face nowadays, taking time to rest and recharge is essential. Having some alone time in your pool, lounging on an inflatable lounge and reading a book, can be a delightful way to unwind after a long week. Many people also find mindfulness by swimming laps, as the repetitive motion can help you to stay focused on your breathing. Your pool can truly help you to achieve mindfulness.

Endorphin-Releasing

Swimming, like many exercise-based activities, releases endorphins in the brain, which make you feel good! Keeping fit is critical to feeling well long-term, but having fun is also important! Get those endorphins flowing by spending time as a family in your pool and make the most of your time together to re-connect.

As you can see, there are so many ways your pool can support your family’s health and happiness. Your pool will provide you a dedicated space to focus on staying healthy and will allow you to have a fantastic time with family, whenever you choose.

If you don’t yet have a pool in your backyard, don’t despair. Narellan Pools is a fibreglass pool brand with a recognised commitment to quality and exceptional client service. You can count on us to guide you through your journey to the pool of your dreams.

We’re here to help you transform your backyard. Not sure where to start? Check out our Gallery online and download the Narellan Pools AR App, to find all the inspiration you need and to determine what will look best in your yard.

Then when you’re ready, contact us for a free quote!

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