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How Pool Ownership Can Assist Your Fitness & Health

If you’re looking to get fit and healthy it can be difficult to get started and really make the lifestyle changes in order to create lasting changes. Having a pool is a great way to get fit in your own backyard with low impact and whilst enjoying yourself.

Low impact cardio
Doing cardio is a great way to improve your overall fitness and is highly effective in losing body fat. Cardio can often have a negative impact on your joints, in particular your knees and your hips. These problems can mean some people completely avoid this type of exercise. With a pool you can do cardio that works your whole body but the water creates a light and gentle impact on your body. This protects your joints as you work out.

Works your whole body
When you’re in a pool exercising, swimming or simply jumping around having fun, you’re whole body is working and moving around. Every muscle and every aspect of you is getting a workout and, therefore, it will have great health benefits to you overall. It’s a great way to lose weight across your entire body, rather than just focusing on certain areas.

Gentle on your back
Many people are plagued with back problems and injuries, and it can be difficult to maintain a regular exercise programs when you’re affected by this. Getting in the pool is a great way to get your whole body moving without causing pain and stress to your back. This is a method used by physiotherapists as it is gentle and less likely to cause any further injury or damage to the back.

Not only is a pool great for your physically health, but it’s also really good for your mental health. Even if you’re just floating around and relaxing, you’re letting the stresses of the day disappear. There’s also great mental health benefits from exercise and physical activity so having a pool is great for that too.

If you’re thinking about having a pool installed, call Kustom Pools Cairns to start custom designing your dream swimming pool. Call today.

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