on November 1, 2011 in Fitness
The compact, multi-purpose unit that makes up the swimming pool and spa is a product that has proven to have important benefits for a variety of people and situation.
Many professional trainers and athletes enjoy the superior work-out they get while using a swim spa. The advantages of having a home swim spa are many, not only is the spa beneficial for athletes working on their endurance training, but they’re also ideal for those who are looking for therapeutic and rehabilitation, like when recovering from a sport’s injury or needing relief from joint and muscle problems. Swim spas make it easy for people who need to lose weight and want to get fit safely, as well as for those who need to work on balance. Even the elderly benefit from the low-impact workout they can get in a swim spa.
Swimming is a dependable and enjoyable way to get a good cardio-vascular work-out, and it’s also one of the safe ways to exercise, especially when compared to running or competitive sports where injuries are easily sustained. Runners suffer from problems such as shock to their spine, or injury to feet and ankle bones, and especially knees. Those who work-out in therapeutic waters like a swim spa have far few injuries.
Many water exercise programs have been developed for swim spas, such as low impact aerobic exercises and an underwater pilates program. Gentle stretching becomes easier when done in warm water even vigorous work-out programs are not as exhausting or strenuous. Exercise equipment such as rowing bars, and resistance training equipment is available to help build muscle and cardio-vascular fitness. With adjustable control settings for the powerful jet streams, the water current can be adjusted for regular lap swimming, or interval training such as swimming for a short period of time against a stronger current and then resetting dials to alternate milder current.
Jogging in the waters of a swim spa against the steady current replicates the effects of a treadmill, and it’s simple to adjust the workout intensity preferred. For those who have a difficult time with mobility of movement, a water exercise program may actually be the only suitable program that keeps muscles supple and free from pain while remaining mobile and getting exercise.
While massaging the physical body with therapeutic hot water jet streams, the atmosphere is much easier for the body to relax, experience relief from pain, and sleep well at night. All of this promotes an ideal climate for healing.
With all of the stress levels peaking today at an even more intense pace, health has become a major concern for everyone. It has become vital to find ways that can help to relieve this stress, while promoting health, deep relaxation and sleep. Swim spas offer a perfect solution, with many opportunities for exercise and therapy. Owning a swim spa whether for work-out or long-term therapy, the advantages gained quickly make the home spa an invaluable addition to any home.
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