When you spend time outdoors, have you ever noticed that you feel so much better afterwards? There are many benefits that can be had from outdoor recreation. Swimming pools provide the perfect way to spend time outdoors, whether it’s swimming, relaxing or spending time with family and friends. We’ve put together a list of four benefits that can be gained from the great outdoors–and spending time at the pool!
1. Physical Fitness
Physical outdoor activity can lower blood pressure, reduced arthritis pain, provide weight loss and lowered risk of diabetes, certain cancers, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. A 2009 study in the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration found a correlation between access to outdoor recreational spaces and obesity. Less active and more overweight adults spent less time outside. Exercising outdoors in a pool can provide many healthy benefits and increased physical fitness.
A 2010 report from Resources for the Future showed that social settings in outdoor spaces are associated with positive experiences. When you own a pool, it provides a place to socialize with family and friends, providing the opportunity for conversations and building relationships.
Outdoor settings have been shown to reduce stress and increase positive moods. It creates a reduction in cortisol levels, a hormone released when the body feels stress. Spending time at the pool is a great way to relieve stress and unwind from a busy day. It’s like having your own personal oasis!
Artificial environments and lighting can cause inattention and irritability. 2009 research in the Journal of Attention Disorders shows that spending time outdoors leads to improved concentration. This can aid in children’s performance at school, and can help adults perform better at work. Owning a pool helps encourage your kids (and you) to get outdoors!
You can begin reaping the benefits of the great outdoors by taking the first step towards pool ownership. Contact Leisure Pools today (www.leisurepools.com.au) and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.