3 Top Benefits of Swimming Laps

When most of us think of exercise, the first things that come to mind are jogging, biking, and hitting the gym, but what we too often forget is that the best full-body workout available is the one that happens in the water. Swimming laps is a great way to stay in shape, and with the Fitmax iPool it is easy to get a regular workout right in your own backyard. Take a look at a few of the benefits that come with getting in your daily laps around the pool.

Aerobics and calisthenics in one

The great thing about swimming is that it turns each and every kick and stroke into a resistance exercise. Since water provides more resistance than air, you need to exert your muscles much more when swimming laps. This means a more rigorous workout and greater muscle toning over the long term. Or if you prefer to take things more slowly, you can always go at your own pace.

An overall workout

Nearly all of your muscles are used when swimming, from your neck and shoulders to the tips of your toes. In fact, even your heart gets a great workout as swimming sessions over 15 minutes in length serve as a great aerobic exercise. So the question you should really be asking yourself is why split up your workout into a long list of different exercises, when you can get everything you need right in the pool?

Avoid impact injury

Did you know that your body only weighs about 10% of its total weight when fully submerged in water? That is why it feels so good to go for a refreshing swim. But when it comes to exercising, this reduced weight means saving sore joints that would otherwise take damage on your jogging route. This makes it an ideal option for those who suffer from arthritis, or frequent aches and pains.

With an above ground lap pool from iPool that fits right in your yard, you can experience all of the benefits that come with the having a full aquatic gym on hand whenever you need it!