3 BENEFITS OF LAP SWIMMING

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Residents of Chicago apartments have all the advantages of a vibrant and beautiful city at their disposal. However, due to the extreme weather in the winter and summer months, many people avoid exercise that requires them to be outdoors. Fortunately, one type of very beneficial exercise can be done at an indoor pool: swimming laps.

Here are just a few benefits that come with heated indoor lap swimming:

YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE BENEFITS FROM IT
Some of the best apartments in Chicago have indoor heated swimming pools, something which can allow you to keep your blood pressure under control. Several different studies have recently revealed that lap swimming can be beneficial for the different blood sugar control measures like insulin sensitivity. Any type of lap swimming is fine, as long as the body is in motion for around half an hour per exercise session.

KEEPING WEIGHT UNDER CONTROL 
Swimming burns a tremendous amount of calories — 600 calories per hour, in fact. The butterfly and fast crawl are the best ways to burn up the calories while enjoying time in the water. Alternate these strokes with the breaststroke, backstroke, and the sidestroke to create a perfectly balanced workout that is both fun and beneficial for weight loss. Try to get in a workout at least three times weekly to reap the benefits of healthy weight loss through swimming.

REDUCING BACK PAIN AND ARTHRITIS
Swimming laps is one of the best ways to alleviate back pain and stiffness. In particular, warm water exercise in a heated pool is beneficial for pain relief. People who suffer from problems like arthritis can also find relief from the joint stiffening and loss of flexibility that may come along with the disease. Since swimming can help with weight loss, any pain that is due to the extra weight on the skeletal system will also be greatly alleviated.

Are you looking for a local Chicago apartment that offers plenty of amenities including an indoor heated pool? Call River North Park to find out which apartments are still available for rent and to learn more about the array of other amenities our community offers!

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