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5 Ways a Swimming Pool Can Improve your Mental Health

Frequently when people think of taking care of their mental health, they think in terms of taking time off. Unplug. Unwind. Recharge. Burn out is a big issue among people who are constantly working and/or tending to family matters, not giving themselves much time to do anything else. It’s not uncommon for people to indulge in some mindless television or just surf the internet to keep their mind from having to think at all. However, you should actually do the opposite. You should give your mind something new to focus on, and swimming could be just the solution for you when you are feeling a bit out of sorts and want to get back on track.

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS MENTAL HEALTH
and What Does a Swimming Pool Have to Do with It?

Mental health is actually a multi-layered form of well-being that includes our emotional, psychological, and even social well-being. The state of our mental health can affect how we handle issues of the day, interact with others, and make choices. No matter our age, a healthy mental state is important.

We should always keep a finger on the pulse of our mental health. It factors into everything we do in life. When we take care of our mental state of mind, we are nurturing our overall sense of well-being. Positive mental health allows us to remain productive, improves our self-image, and can even improve our relationships. When our mental health is out of balance, our life can seem chaotic.

There are many ways to help boost your mood. You can ago for a walk, read a book, cuddle with a pet, take up a new hobby, take a nap, or even do some volunteer work. However, when you spend a day by the pool, you can do absolutely nothing yet gain so much.

 

5 INSPRIRING WAYS A SWIMMING POOL
Can Improve Your Mental Health

Overall, there are five great ways to improve your mental health and well-being:

  • Connect with others
  • Engage in some form of physical exercise.
  • Learn something new
  • Give to others
  • Live in the moment

When you add water, the benefits above can be even greater. Having a backyard swimming pool helps check all those boxes. When you have a backyard pool, perhaps one from our stylish dream catcher portfolio of fiberglass pools, you have the opportunity to routinely spend time with family and friends (#1); enjoy a healthy dose of fitness (#2); learn something new (#3 – learn different swimming strokes or even new water exercises); give to others (#4 – invite your friends over to join you in the fun) and enjoy the moment (#5 – nothing beats a warm summer day on, in, or near the water).

 

IMPROVING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Can Reap Big Benefits

When we focus on doing those things that improve our mental health, we reap these benefits:

  • Improved mood
  • Reduction in anxiety
  • The ability to think more clearly
  • A feeling of relaxation and inner peace
  • Elevated self-esteem

A British study indicated swimming greatly reduced feelings of anxiety and depression in 1.4 million people. In fact, swimming for just a half hour each day, three times a week, can lower stress levels, improve the quality of your sleep, and lessen anxiety and depression.

 


 

We invite you to the backyard of your dreams. Discover the impressive fiberglass swimming pool designs, all crafted with an artisan spirit.

Reach out to us by calling 800-432-8994 or by visiting our FREE POOL QUOTE page. We will then connect you with your closest independent dealer who can provide you with additional guidance and information (including a free estimate.)