“The National Physical Fitness and Sports Month advisory organization puts out a guideline that estimates adult American’s should get at least 2 ½ hours of aerobic exercise and 60 minutes of strength training every week,” said Jim Paxton, president of Snake River Pool & Spa.
“That number can feel overwhelming to those just starting out, or perhaps too out of condition for heavy duty exercise sessions,” continued Paxton. Breaking down the sessions and finding good start up exercises can help make living healthier accessible for everybody. Here are three easy ways to incorporate better fitness into the week.
Get Lots of Variety – Doing the same thing every day is not only boring, it can be bad for the body. Muscles need time to repair after any type of workout. The key is to exercise a different area, or in a different way each day to keep bodies working at peak efficiency.
Do the things that are most fun. Every person has different activities that will make them happy, and more likely to continue on with long term. If biking is the thing that makes a person feel good, then get out the bike and take it on the road a couple times a week. Look up exercise videos online. SparkPeople.com has a lot of wonderful exercise videos completely free that encompass all levels of skill and ability.
Check out Community Programs – Working out alone is more difficult for many people. Getting together with others is a great way to get support and have fun, but sometimes can be expensive. Community programs are often free or offered at a very low cost for residents of an area. To find out what is available in any city or town, call the local community centers or the local city hall.
Get the Benefits of Exercise with Water – Working out in water is an extremely helpful way to get more benefits from even small, easy exercises. The resistance of the water adds value to leg lifts, squats, walking or jogging in place, or swimming in place. A hot tub is an easy way to get a good water workout area in even small spaces. Hot tubs are easier to care for than a full sized pool, and do not require large yards. Just about any exercise or movements that can be done in a pool can be done in a hot tub with a few minor adjustments.
Hot tubs create a soothing environment that is even better for muscles and joints than a regular pool as well. While working out, walking, or jogging in any water is better for people with arthritis, weight issues, injuries, or other illnesses; a hot tub also relieves stress and reduces injuries thanks to the regulated heat controls and massaging jets.
For the ultimate in aquatic exercise one may want to consider a swim spa. Swimming has long been acknowledged as the best overall body exercise. Receive all the health benefits of warm water emersion along with the reduce strain on joints and muscles as you exercise your entire body.
“To help local residents understand how swim spas and portable spas, hot tubs, can help improve overall health and well-being, Snake River Pool and Spa will provide free swim spa and hot tub test soaks during this entire month,” commented Paxton. “We want to encourage local residents to check out the benefits of a relaxing soak in the soothing waters of a hot tub for themselves.”
For more information or to learn more about hot tubs call 208-734-8103 or visit the company website and pick up a copy of their free report “Why a Hot Tub? Why Now?" Visit, http://www.thespateam.com/
About Snake River Pool and Spa
As the founder of Snake River Pool & Spa for over 35 years, I am proud to have devoted my career to serve, along with the rest of The Spa Team, the thousands of customers whom we refer to as our friends. We are most grateful for the relationships and business we have established, and are committed to serving you, our customer/friend, with integrity and dedication. Our workforce is strong and experienced, having won numerous awards, and we are fortunate to have a low turnover ratio.
“We invite you to check us out, see what we have to offer and you will enjoy the absolute best lifetime experience we have to offer. Feel free to contact me at any time or one of the other The Spa Team members. Our motto is “We Make It Easy...To Take It Easy” and we will do what we can to be of service,” – Jim Paxton
To learn more about hot tubs are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of their free report “Why a Hot Tub? Why Now?" Visit, http://www.thespateam.com or call 208-734-8103.
Snake River Pool and Spa
Snake River Pool and Spa