Discover the Benefits of Swimming
May is here, and temperatures are rising across Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. This means pool season has arrived! All of our apartment living communities and most of our master-planned communities offer swimming pools for resident and homeowner enjoyment. HHHunt believes in creating places of great distinction that promote healthy lifestyles and overall well-being. Here are some benefits that regular swimming provides:
Numerous studies have shown that swimming provides many mental health benefits. It does this in four ways:
1. Releases endorphins that help improve your mood
2. Takes your mind off of daily tasks and responsibilities
3. Helps regulate your breathing which lowers blood pressure
4. Boosts blood flow to your brain by increasing the supply of oxygen
Relieving stress is important to our physical well-being, and swimming is a fantastic way to accomplish that.
Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases
Swimming is great for the heart. The physical act of swimming and regulating your breathing means that your heart gets a great workout along with the rest of your body. In fact, 30 minutes of swimming can burn upwards of 40 percent more calories than a typical cardio workout in the same timeframe. This means that swimming can lower the risk of stroke, diabetes and other serious cardiovascular diseases.
Supports the Entire Body
Swimming doesn’t just work out part of your body – it is a whole-body workout. Every muscle receives some sort of exercise when swimming which increases strength. This is a particularly great benefit for those that may be short on time. You can get a whole-body workout in 30-45 minutes that might normally take two or more hours in a gym.
Swimming is an inclusive form of exercise. Whether you have a physical disability or disease, swimming provides everyone with an opportunity to strengthen their body. There are also many health benefits to swimming. Swimming is proven to help individuals with asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other disabilities. HHHunt is committed to providing our homeowners and residents with easy access to our pools.
Pools across our apartment living and master-planned communities are now beginning to open and will be fully open by the end of the month. If you are looking for ways to boost your health and wellness, we hope you consider swimming! We have designed with you and your wellness lifestyle in mind.