Archive for the Health Category

Could You Swim for Charity?

There are a million and one ways to do something sporty and raise money for charity. You could climb Kilimanjaro, complete an Ironman triathlon, or cycle across the States like Pippa Middleton. However humongous challenges such as these require a great deal of training, cash, and time off work, so for the average person with a demanding job and very little disposable income, they simply aren’t doable. So if you have a burning desire to do something physically taxing in the name of charity, then why not complete a distance swim for charity? A Tough Challenge Swimming for charity is harder than you might think. Obviously if you can’t swim

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MagnaPools – Non-Chlorinated, Non-Saltwater Pools!

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If you like the idea of swimming in a non-chlorinated pool, but you’re not keen on traditional saltwater swimming, a MagnaPool is the perfect solution for you. The MagnaPool system provides an environmentally friendly and healthy way to enjoy swimming in your home pool. The water in a MagnaPool is a special therapeutic blend of natural ocean minerals, specifically magnesium and potassium chloride. These minerals are absorbed through the skin, and are said to provide multiple benefits including the reduction of stress, anxiety, aches and pains. To add to MagnaPool’s environmental credentials, the special filtration system saves on your backwash water consumption, and when diluted this water can also be

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Babies In Swimming Pools – The Benefits

Swimming with your baby is a great way to have fun, get some exercise and get them used to being in the water from an early age. There are many benefits for both you and your baby: Teaching Water Safety Your child will learn how to swim to the side of the pool, hold on, and eventually, to climb out. Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children under 5, and learning these safety skills really could save their life. Physical Health Swimming provides a complete workout for babies, children and adults alike, working the heart, lungs and muscles to build strength and coordination. Emotional Well-being

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Saltwater Swimming Pools – An Alternative To Chlorine


Saltwater Swimming Pools – An Alternative To Chlorine If you’re looking for a home swimming experience with a difference, why not consider a saltwater pool? Saltwater swimming pools are becoming increasingly popular in the UK due to the numerous benefits of swimming in water which hasn’t been treated with harsh chemicals. Swimming in saltwater is known to be helpful for a number of physical ailments, as well as aiding emotional wellbeing. The benefits are in fact so highly thought of that thalassotherapy, or sea water therapy, is now an extremely popular treatment at many spas and healing centres. Typical swimming pools use chlorine to clean and disinfect the pool and

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Creating The Right Environment For Your Indoor Swimming Pool Room

Once you’ve decided on the type and structure of the swimming pool of your dreams, you’ll need to think about the pool room itself. This is important because not only does the room need to look good to match your aesthetic aspirations for your indoor swimming pool, it also needs to function correctly to keep the structure and air safe and healthy for pool users. Effective air handling is the key to managing the air temperature and the humidity inside your pool room, essential in preventing condensation and maintaining a pleasant environment. Modern air handling units can often be multifunctional, performing the task of dehumidifying the air in the pool

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Exercises In The Pool: Swimming For Fitness – Vary Your Stroke

In the last few blog posts we’ve focused on aqua aerobics and how you can use specific exercise routines to work on particular areas of your body such as your arms, legs and abdominal muscles. If there’s not a class available for you to join or you’d rather just use a pool for traditional swimming, there are still ways you can adapt your session to tone certain muscles and lose weight simply by swimming laps or lengths. Swimming is a fantastic all-round form of exercise: it boosts your mood, helps you to keep your heart and lungs working well, can be used to control weight and fitness, and is gentle

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Exercises In The Pool: Tips For An Effective Water Workout

Water aerobics is easy, accessible and suitable for all. Exercising in the water is great for your muscles, gentle on your joints, will get your heart pumping and your lungs working to capacity, as well as being a fabulous mood booster. Follow our tips to get an effective aqua workout every time: Warm Up and Cool Down Like every other kind of exercise, it’s important to warm up properly before beginning any intensive workout. You’ll raise the temperature of your body and ease your joints and muscles into activity without shocking your body. Warming up for aqua aerobics also gives you a chance to get used to the buoyancy of

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Exercises In The Pool: Make The Most Of Your Water Workout With Simple Equipment

Like a lot of forms of exercise, it’s easy to work out in the pool without any special equipment, training or experience. Follow a simple routine either on your own or in a group and gradually your strength and stamina will improve and you’ll find yourself able to exercise harder, for longer. Aqua aerobics is a realistic and accessible way of exercising for everyone who has access to a swimming pool. There are, however, a few things you can do to make sure you get the most benefit from your water aerobics session, as well as some some simple pieces of equipment you might like to invest in, if you’re

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Exercises In The Pool: Burn Fat Faster With Water Aerobics

Exercising in a swimming pool is a great way to get an all-round workout: the water provides support, resistance and buoyancy, enabling you to work harder without putting any extra strain on your joints. You’ll actually burn a higher level of calories in a shorter amount of time with an aqua aerobics workout than you might with traditional aerobics. We’ve focused on some specific exercise routines you can do if you want to target and tone up the muscles in particular areas of your body, such as your tummy, arms or legs. If you just want to get a good general workout, and perhaps lose some weight, cardio is the

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Exercises In The Pool: Exercises For Strong Leg Muscles

Doing leg exercises in the swimming pool is a great way to tone up, especially if you have joint problems, as it’s low impact the whole time, unlike jogging, jumping or stepping in traditional aerobics routines. The water provides support for your body and extra resistance, not to mention helping to keep you cool. Show off your beautifully trim and toned legs in shorts or skirts this summer, and keep them in shape by adding a few simple exercises to your regular aerobics routine, or do them as a warm up before you go for a swim. You can also try these exercises with ankle weights if you want to

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