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Sports enthusiasts don’t have to give up their activities even during the summer season, and having the opportunity to exercise even in the summer, despite the high temperatures, is feasible thanks to the possibility of doing it in water! Some lucky ones will certainly not miss the opportunity to take healthy dips in the sea, although this is often more synonymous with leisure. Even in summer, it is possible to keep fit by swimming in the pool, ensuring well-being not only for the body but also for the mind. However, not everyone knows how many advantages and benefits can be derived from a swim in the pool!

The true benefits of a swim in the pool

As we’ve mentioned, the first major advantage of swimming is that it can be enjoyed even during scorching summer months, a time when other activities and workouts, like those in gyms, are often put on hold. It’s also refreshing, revitalizing, and simply enjoyable to do. Swimming allows you to burn a high number of calories; in just one hour of activity, you can burn up to 500 calories. Not only that, but you’ll continue to burn calories even after you’ve finished your swim, as this sport is very effective at boosting metabolism. Swimming is a full-body workout, engaging over two-thirds of your body’s muscles. From your head to your torso and limbs, everything is working together to maintain balance and coordination, leading to improved motor skills. The demanding nature of swimming helps strengthen joints and promotes proper spinal alignment, leading to better posture and overall spinal health. This sport is often recommended for people who suffer from back pain or related issues. It’s also suitable and recommended for those with muscle and joint pain. Swimming is a sport for everyone, regardless of age. As you practice, the gentle nature of water helps your body become more elastic and flexible. You can continue swimming throughout your life, unlike some other exercises. For example, those who play football or tennis may eventually have to stop due to the physical demands. Swimming is also adaptable to different physical conditions, such as being overweight. For those who prefer to exercise alone, swimming can also serve as a form of introspection and therapy. Engaging in physical activity in the pool helps strengthen the immune system, as the body’s cells receive ample oxygen, allowing them to function more efficiently. This oxygenating activity also helps expel toxins like carbon dioxide. The lymphatic system also benefits from these movements, making the body more resistant to infections and other diseases. Swimming is perfect for pregnant women, benefiting both mother and fetus by increasing blood circulation and flow to the uterus. Swimming has the ability to improve mood in people of all ages and genders, from children to the elderly, men and women alike. For individuals with specific physical conditions like fibromyalgia, this sport can help reduce anxiety, stress, and symptoms of depression, while relaxing, strengthening, and toning muscles.

Those who suffer from asthma have seen their lung capacity increase, thereby reducing their suffering. And, as with many aerobic sports, swimming increases glycemic control in diabetics, reducing the risk of developing diabetes. This physical activity is a boon for mental health. A study conducted by Steven Blair at the University of South Carolina, published in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, states that swimming reduces the risk of death by over 50%: swimmers are among the longest-living individuals.


The Pool at Il Podere di Marfisa

After all these premises, if you are in the enchanting Tuscia Viterbese, take advantage of spending some time at Il Podere di Marfisa, a Wine-Relais farmhouse equipped with a SPA and above all… a swimming pool!

Imagine reaping all the benefits of swimming that we’ve listed, and add to that the gentle breeze from the Tyrrhenian Sea, the scent of the countryside between Farnese and Ischia di Castro, an oasis of complete peace and serenity, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Dedicate yourself to the care of your body and pamper yourself.