We all want to enjoy good health, but it can be difficult to make those changes that move us in the right direction. There are many reasons why.
Gyms can be crowded and noisy. In addition, fitness equipment can be intimidating if you don't know how to use it. Running seems like a good idea, but it can be too taxing on the knees for some. Home exercise equipment certainly puts daily workouts at your fingertips, but they often take up space and more often than not, end up collecting dust.
That's why swim spas are such an exciting option. They bring healthier living to your home in a way that is easy, convenient and, most importantly, fun.
What is a swim spa?
A swim spa is a multifunctional device that combines the best features of a pool and a spa. It also tends to fall somewhere in the middle of these two in terms of size.
One of the most common ways swim spas are used is for a challenging but shock-free water workout. Swim spas produce a powerful stream of water that provides a continuous resistance against which you can swim, run, jog or walk without ever "hitting the wall." You can swim lap after lap, walk or run for miles, all in the comfort and privacy of your swim spa.
Best of all, once you have your muscles properly exercised, you can use the same swim spa to relax and unwind. Just sit in front of the hydrotherapy jets and adjust the settings for an invigorating and therapeutic massage. In short, a swim spa offers a range of activities aimed at fitness, fun and relaxation:
- Swim, run, jog or walk against a powerful resistance-inducing current
- Splash around with your family and friends
- Relax in an ergonomic chair surrounded by heated water
- Soothes sore muscles with massage jets
Healthy living with a swim spa
Many of our customers find that they naturally (and almost effortlessly) lead a healthier lifestyle once they add a swim spa to their home.
Maintaining a fitness schedule no longer requires planning, commuting, dressing and undressing in a locker room, and all the other little hassles that working out in a public facility - even a luxury one - requires. Swimming or running in the water becomes a simple matter of putting on your swimwear at home and getting into the water.
Another way that swim spas make adopting a healthier lifestyle a piece of cake is the fact that water workouts are often a lot of fun and enjoyable. It's so much easier to stick to a workout regimen when it's something you really look forward to. And again, because it's in the privacy of your own home, you can create the ultimate personalized workout environment. Put on your favorite music, lay out a stack of soft towels to dry off with, and prepare your favorite smoothie to reward yourself with after you get out of the pool.
Finally, swim spas help you lead a healthier lifestyle by completely eliminating one major obstacle that prevents many people from exercising consistently: the shyness factor. It can be very intimidating to exercise in front of other people, especially when trying something new. A swim spa gives you complete privacy, and if you can't yet swim or do water aerobics, you can take lessons from a private coach in a comfortable, one-on-one setting at your home.
How a swim spa can help
Better health and well-being do not come from a single choice or action - it is usually the result of our habits. If we want to enjoy and reap the benefits of a strong body and mind, it is in our best interest to create a lifestyle that supports the development of good habits.
A swim spa is an excellent way to develop a routine. It's hard to think of a better or more convenient way to get a full body workout than in the comfort and privacy of your own swim spa. You can use it as often as you like and in a variety of ways to achieve your health and wellness goals.
In terms of physical health, a swim spa offers the following benefits:
- Relieves muscle tension
- Soothes joint pain
- Builds a stronger cardiovascular system
- Promotes weight loss
- Increases muscle strength
- Improves blood circulation
- Improves your fitness
A swim spa can provide such a wide range of positive health outcomes because in addition to the swim tank portion, it also provides the perfect setting for hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy is a water-based therapy that has been used around the world for decades as a way to heal injuries, improve quality of life and promote overall well-being. It uses the healing properties of water, namely its temperature and buoyancy, combined with massage to stimulate blood circulation and the production of endorphins.
Speaking of endorphins, the body's feel-good hormones, the health benefits of a swim spa don't stop at just the physical level.
A swim spa also offers numerous mental health benefits:
- Improves sleep patterns
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Promotes relaxation
- Calms the mind
This is because swim spas are an extremely relaxing environment that promotes mental calm and clarity. Sitting in the warm water, you can let your stress melt away under the gentle pressure of the massage jets, a deeply healing experience that carries over into the rest of your life. The enhanced sense of well-being you have after spending time in your swim spa helps you regulate your sleep patterns, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep for a good night's sleep, which in turn leads to a greater ability to cope with the stresses of everyday life.
Other benefits of owning a swim spa
Part of health and well-being is feeling good about our choices and enjoying the life we have created for ourselves. Again, in this regard, swim spas are an excellent way to invest in yourself, your home and your family.
Enjoy more quality time with family
With the fast pace of modern life, it can be difficult to find time to spend together as a family. Having a swim spa at home is the perfect gathering place for you and your family members to get together, enjoy each other's company and catch up on each other's lives. Family swimming may become the highlight of your week.
Upgrade your backyard
There's no doubt about it: a swim spa is a wonderful addition to a backyard and is sure to attract the attention and admiration of your neighbors. You might even inspire some to buy their own swim spa!
Increase the value of your property
As with any remodel or addition to your home, a swim spa adds value to your property. It is a unique and attractive feature that not only ensures that your property will stand out if and when it ever comes on the market, but it will also ensure that higher bids are made.
Provide an excellent venue for holding meetings
Having a strong social network is another important element in a healthier life. A swim spa gives you a great excuse to get together more often. Organize a mini pool party for your closest friends, or invite one or two of your favorite people to relax with the massage jets while you watch the sun go down.
So you can spend more time outdoors
Most of us would like to spend more time outdoors, and a backyard swim spa allows you to do just that. Because a swim spa uses heated water, it is a feature you can use 365 days a year, in any season. Windy spring days, bright summer afternoons, crisp fall evenings and quiet winter nights are all excellent times to enjoy a swim.
More ways to lead a healthier lifestyle
Once you've felt the increased energy, improved mood and overall boost in well-being that comes from taking good care of yourself, you'll want to keep it up by making more positive changes in your life. Here are a few ideas to keep you on track for a healthier lifestyle.
Limit your screen time
Paying too much attention to time-consuming media is bad for us. Most of us don't need statistics to prove it (although there are plenty) because we know how we feel after watching too many TV shows or staying up too late while scrolling on our phones. Making a conscious effort to limit your screen time is an effective way to improve your mental health. If you need help with this, you can adjust your smartphone settings to track your screen time and install apps that automatically close your apps after a certain amount of time.
Try new hobbies
Trying new things is a proven way to build your self-confidence and revitalize your joy in life. Be guided by your own personal interests toward a new hobby or pastime, whether it's photography, painting, sewing or yoga (which you can also do in your swim spa!).
Follow a healthy, balanced diet
Along with exercise, the food we eat is one of the biggest determinants of our health and well-being. A balanced diet is one that contains a generous amount of fruits, vegetables, grains and lean proteins and avoids highly processed foods with large amounts of sugar and fat. Many people find that once they start working out, they are naturally motivated to eat well because quality food gives them energy and supports their workouts.
Read more books
Reading is a great way to expand your horizons and stimulate your intellect. Whether you prefer fiction, nonfiction or both, a whole world of knowledge and creativity awaits you when you pick up a book. Consider joining a book club to enjoy additional health benefits by connecting with others and expanding your social world.
Grow a garden
Gardens are bursting with lush green life and are naturally relaxing environments. Growing a garden in your backyard not only creates a beautiful natural oasis, it also helps support local insect and bird populations (especially if you choose to grow plants native to your area). Plus, a healthy garden improves air quality in the area and provides a beautiful natural landscape to enjoy from the relaxing comfort of your swim spa.
Meditation is an ancient practice that has become hugely popular around the world today, and rightly so. The health benefits of meditation are extensive, from improving mental clarity to lowering high blood pressure. One of the best things about meditating is that you can do it virtually anytime, anywhere. All you have to do is find a quiet place, focus on your breathing and clear your mind.
Buy a SwimLife™ swim spa today
Start enjoying a healthier lifestyle right away with a premium swim spa. Contact your local Sundance® Spas dealer to explore your options and receive professional advice from our team of dedicated and friendly swim spa experts.
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