Swim for Stress Relief
Stress—no one is immune to this burden, and though we all experience it differently and at varying levels, it’s evident that stress is a widespread state of mind. Whether from work, school, family, finances, or the unprecedented repercussions of a global pandemic, there are numerous factors that can cause stress, and beyond that, unwanted effects.
Stress affects both your physical and mental health, negatively changing your thoughts, feelings, behavior, body, and beyond. If not addressed, stress can begin to contribute to a variety of serious health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and more. According to The American Institute of Stress, 77% of American people experience stress that affects their physical health and 73% experience stress that impacts their mental health.
So, how can you relieve your stress, and furthermore, improve your mental and physical health? The answer is simple—iPool!
For centuries, many have turned to water as a therapeutic method for relieving tension, benefiting from both its healing and stress relieving effects. Whether as recreation or therapy, many feel refreshed and relaxed after taking a dip in the pool, and have incorporated it into their lifestyle as a regular routine. The iPool is a personal lap pool, providing users with a convenient and accessible means for at-home swimming and helping to relieve stress through:
Prolonged physical activity is proven to release endorphins, which increases feel-good hormones and reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. Therefore, as you swim and your blood starts pumping, you’ll naturally begin to relieve stress. Additionally, therapy pools are frequently used for aquatic therapy, which incorporates gentle exercises with water movement to heal an injury, loosen the joints, and build muscle, all while reducing stress.
Muscle pain and tension are also big contributors to stress, and ones that can be relieved through swimming! Warm temperatures in therapy pools are also known to release positive endorphins, and help to relax the muscles. Together, these aspects alter the body’s response to stress and anxiety, and help to soothe both it and the mind.
Stop Stressing, Shop iPool!
If you’re experiencing stress, we invite you to discover iPool and the many positive effects it can have on your mind and body! Whether as a resistance swimming pool for intense workouts or as a therapy pool for a relaxing soak, iPool is the ultimate solution to stress!