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The Benefits of Swimming for your Lungs, from Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Swimming is an excellent cardiovascular exercise, but did you know some of the benefits of swimming? According to the American Lung Association, a person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Imagine having trouble taking in any one of those 20,000 breaths. Swimming is a great way to improve your body’s oxygen use and increase your lung function so you won’t have trouble breathing. Since the human body has a fixed lung size, there is no way to increase it, however, through exercise like swimming, you can help your body become more proficient at pushing the oxygen through the lungs. Swimming is also good for people who suffer from breathing problems, as there are exercises you can do in the water to help increase your breath capacity — like swimming as far as you can underwater without taking a breath or training your body to take a breath every fourth or fifth stroke instead of every one or every other one. And just a little tidbit — when a swimmer is in his peak condition, his lungs will use oxygen three times more efficiently than the average person! As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool design, pool construction, swimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013. For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!