Did you know that swimming is the second most popular sports activity in America? Like walking, swimming burns calories without causing undue strain on the body. Swimmers generally live longer and suffer from fewer health problems than inactive people. Swimming can improve both mental and physical well being. As such, it’s ideal for people with chronic ailments like arthritis and fibromyalgia, in addition to those with anxiety disorders and physical disabilities. Swimming is also a pleasant and safe exercise for pregnant women, not to mention a welcome relief from the effects of gravity.
Dr. Oliver Sacks, the famous American neurologist and author, was outspoken about the mental and physiological benefits of swimming. “For me, swimming is also a meditation exercise,” he said. “With nothing but the water to distract me, I get some of my best ideas while swimming laps”
Unfortunately, local swimming pools are often dirty and crowded. A personal pool means you can enjoy these health benefits without ever waiting in line or renting a locker.