People generally regard swimming as a purely fun and recreational activity and tend to forget that it’s a wonderful way of obtaining better health. Having access to a swim spa would provide both a place to exercise, as well as a space to relax and feel rejuvenated. If you’ve thought about taking up swimming or investing in a swim spa, then continue reading to learn more about the many ways it can help improve your well-being.

Swimming is a low-impact activity, meaning it’s easy on the body. When done too often, high-impact exercises such as running, skipping rope, jumping jacks and some other aerobic exercises can place stress on the body and can take a toll on your joints. The low-impact quality of swimming makes it a great exercise for all ages or those who are recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic issue, like arthritis.

Another great thing about swimming is that it’s considered a whole-body exercise, meaning it engages nearly every muscle. Because swimming involves working against the resistance of the water, it is great for toning muscle or strength training. It also keeps your heart rate up making it a good for cardiovascular fitness. The warm water from a hot tub helps increase circulation and relaxes muscles after a good workout. The Huffington post recently wrote an article on the benefits of swimming, which lists additional physical improvements as well as some great tips on how to get the most out of your swimming routine.

Aside from physical benefits, many people find swimming to be very relaxing and a great stress reliever. The continuous motions and even the sound of swimming can become very meditative and soothing. Exercises like swimming are also known to be effective at reducing anxiety and depression; the invigorating feeling of being in water stimulates the release of endorphin’s that are responsible for positive feelings. This is perhaps the biggest perk of having your own swim spa, that you have access to warm, therapeutic water after or during your exercises.

By now it shouldn’t be a secret that the benefits of swimming for health are numerous and varied, and can be done by almost any kind of person. It is never too late to start any new health goal, and since swimming not only enhances your physical fitness, but also your emotional well-being it is definitely worth the time and investment.