Night Swimming

The Benefits of Night Swimming

In Featured Post by Platinum Pools

Who says you can’t swim in your pool at night?  Anyone who enjoys evening swimming will tell you that slipping into a pool on a warm summer night while the water laps around your body is a mesmerizing experience.  There’s something magical about being in the water at sundown – imagine doing your laps under the twinkling stars shining brightly in the night sky.  Pool lighting can create a subtle aura, but you can swim without it (if you wish) to enjoy the night sky’s reflections on the water around you.  Here are the reasons why evening swimming might be better than you might expect.

It’s Relaxing

Modern life is hectic.  If you have an office job, you may be tied to a desk and sitting all day.  Night swimming can help you switch off, clear your head, and relieve stress.  Many claim that swimming at the end of their day can be meditative, putting you in a zone of deep relaxation.  Add some soothing music that creates a calming atmosphere.

Connect With Nature

Enjoy the sunset and watch the sky change color.  Enjoy the red, orange, and pink hues – it’s a spectacular sight!  The world can look alive at night.

Sleeping Aid

Swimming helps you sleep better.  Swimming is a natural, low-impact fitness workout, so it’s manageable.  If you swim a few laps, your body will tire naturally, especially if you jump into a warm bath afterward.

Reduces Stress

Stress can negatively affect your body in many ways.  It can raise blood pressure and promote heart disease, anxiety, and depression.  Swimming in the evening can be the perfect way to restore a sense of peace and calm.

No Sunburn

Houston has more hours of sunshine than many other cities.  During the spring and summer months, the UV rays pummel you.  You can slather on waterproof sunscreen, but it will wear off once you are in the water.  Swimming in the evening ensures you are sunburn and ultraviolet ray free; no damage to your skin.

Improves Flexibility

Going swimming is simply good for your body.  It can improve your flexibility, especially if you lead a sedentary lifestyle.  Often, you sit in the office all day with nothing to do but fret about your workload and snack on some sweets.  Swimming is sure to stretch all body parts to increase flexibility.

No Time Limit

For many, swimming is an escape that gives the feeling of freedom.  It may help you wake up in the morning, but taking time to swim in a busy morning can take away from the freedom to move as far as you want or relax for as long as you want.  It is best to swim in the evening.  There is no set schedule, and it is the best way to experience the full range of physical and mental benefits of swimming.  In the end, swimming without time constraints helps us find a rhythm, and the experience is much more rewarding.

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