Spring is almost here and this means that means we are one step closer to pool season. The nicer weather means more opportunity to get out and get some exercise, have fun with friends, and enjoy the outdoors. Of course, it also means BBQ season is coming and when people get together for a BBQ, they can’t help but bring a few beers, some potato salad, rich desserts, and all kinds of yummy things that make a get-together so much fun!
With so many opportunities to indulge, you can’t help but think about how you’ll look in your swimsuit. You might consider adding a few bursts of exercise to your day in the form of fun things that don’t take a lot of time and don’t require any fancy gym memberships.
There are several options for exercise, but the amount of calories you burn for a 30 minute session might surprise you:
• Walking (2 mph) – 120 to 150
• Running (5 mph) – 300 to 350
• Dancing – 225 to 260
• Low Impact Aerobics – 260 to 310
• Swimming (treading, laps, breaststroke) – 375 to 440
Surprise! Swimming is one of the best ways that you can lose weight or stay in shape. Since it is a low-impact exercise, you don’t have to worry about excess wear and tear on your joints. For people with poor balance, swimming is a great way to work out without feeling like you might fall. Water has a therapeutic effect on the human body and mind, so taking 30 minutes a day to do something that is good for you in all ways hardly seems like work at all!
Do It At Home
People have had treadmills in their homes for years. Now, people are discovering the benefits of having their own pools. In Houston, pool builders can take your design ideas and transform them into something amazing. When you come home after a hard day at work and realize that you still have to get in your 30 minutes of exercise, forget getting on the treadmill. It’s easier and a whole lot more fun to just hop in the pool; plus, you’ll burn even more calories!
It’s time to get yourself prepped and ready for the swimsuit season. Eat what you want and still look good! Have your BBQ and jump in the pool to burn off all of calories you just ate. Socialize with friends and family at weekly pool parties! Our Houston pool builders will help you enjoy the outdoors in every way in your own beautiful pool.