Many people associate a backyard swimming pool with getting exercise, hosting parties, having fun, and relaxing. But maybe that kind of thing really isn’t your style. As many motivations as there may be for having a swimming pool, we have a few — well, 12, to be precise — in case you would prefer some reasons to back up your choice to forego this often-cited means of improving your and your family’s quality of life.
You’d Prefer To Let Your Body Waste Away
In contrast to both a sedentary lifestyle or more strenuous forms of exercise such as jogging, swimming offers some of the greatest health benefits. Putting only 25% of the strain on your body as higher impact forms of exercise do, swimming offers many of the same benefits of other workouts while putting less pressure on your joints and muscles. Especially if you have arthritis and enjoy joint pain, you’ll want to avoid swimming. And perhaps you would even prefer the risks associated with “couch potato” activity levels. In that case, there’s no use tempting yourself to get some exercise by having a pool!
You’d Rather Be Inconvenienced
I think we can all agree that we’re pretty pampered in our society already. If you’re the type that would rather go rustic camping miles from civilization than to a full-service resort where you’d be served and pampered, then a backyard swimming pool is definitely not your style. Why make aquatic therapy convenient when you can bother with running across town to the local pool or gym, where you can enjoy the added benefit of getting rid of unwanted cash by paying for monthly fees? If you have a bone or muscle condition, using water weights and weighted wraps could easily be achieved in the privacy of your own pool, but the greater inconvenience of having to leave home for such benefits might just be more your style.
You Don’t Care About Heart Health
There’s no question about the positive effects of swimming on cardiovascular health. You could gain such benefits through running, while contributing to other physical problems such as sore muscles and swollen feet. But when you get a good cardio workout in the pool, there really is no down side. You might even be tempted to work harder and enjoy greater benefits, such as building cardiovascular endurance. But if you really aren’t into heart health, why would you want to do that?
You’d Rather Remain Weak
It’s not just cardiovascular health that stands to improve through water activities; swimming is also the #1 way to build muscular stamina and strength — yes, even over bodybuilding! As a full-body workout, swimming targets both primary and secondary muscle groups. But weakness is often underrated, isn’t it?! If you agree, then stay away from any kind of pool!
If you’re still not completely convinced that a backyard swimming pool is a very bad idea, then we have a treat for you: 4 more ideas it might not be for you.
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