Working out in a swimming pool or hot tub is a great way to exercise without causing injury to muscles and joints. A water workout is therapeutic in that it can help loosen the aching joints of an individual suffering from arthritis. Also, if you’ve suffered an injury and are in need of rehabilitation, your backyard swimming pool could just be the best place to do that!
Ask your pool contractor from Hawaiian Pool Builders for advice on working out in your swimming pool and whether he has any exercise equipment he could recommend you use during your swim routine.
In addition to homeowners with backyard swimming pools, water therapy has been utilized by the military to help veterans recovering from combat injuries, including amputations. Under water, the veterans can strap on scuba gear or fins and once he or she is in the water he can move with ease that may not be possible on land.
The Underwater Connection in Colorado Springs, Colorado has been providing this underwater therapy to many of the 1,500 veterans who are returning from combat having lost arms or legs during their overseas tours. In addition to being a program that allows them to build strength in a way that doesn’t cause further injuries, floating in the quiet underwater environment also helps soothe their tired spirits.
Swimming offers a great cardiovascular workout, strengthens muscles and helps increase mobility for everyone. Swimming can even help with those suffering depression or from Post-traumatic stress disorder.
A swimming pool is a place where friends and family can gather to have fun, but it is also a place where you can recover from an illness and get in strength training if you’re recovering from surgery. Talk with your pool contractor to see what types of in-water workout equipment he has and ask your doctor whether this will help you in your quest for better health!