Pool & Spa Outdoor Blog

Fitness: Yoga vs. Swimming

Do you practice yoga and/or swim laps to keep in shape? Ever wondered which one burns more calories?

According to a recent post on iVillage.com, swimming burns about 60 percent more calories than yoga. Active yoga burns 166 calories/hour while swimming burns 270 calories/hour. The reason is due to water's resistence, which can be up to 10 times more resistant than air.

To get the most out of your workout while swimming laps, iVillage suggests alternating between the backstroke and the breast stroke, which burn more calories than other swim strokes.

Patio Deck that Houses a Hidden Pool

A swimming pool can transform any lonely backyard into the ultimate hangout. But for some prospective pool owners, especially those with small backyards, the idea of losing a big chunk of flat land in their backyard is a bummer. They may yearn for a pool, but wish they still had that recreational space for dining, entertaining, or having a catch when the pool isn’t in use.

 

But how could this dual purpose actually be accommodated? The bottom of your swimming pool would literally have to rise up until it was level with the rest of your yard, and the water would have to disappear underground. Could something so innovative exist? It does!

 

This pool-and-patio-deck-in-one, developed by Hidden Water Pools, automatically rises and falls at the touch of a button. This allows homeowners to decide not only when they want to use their pool, but also how deep it should be. The surface can be set to sink down only 1 – 2 feet, allowing young kids to play, or as a deep as 6 feet for maximum swimming versatility. If fact, the pool even contains swim jets (similar to those in a swim spa) so owners can swim against a current to get in shape.

 

When the pool is no longer a “pool,” its floor becomes perfectly level with your patio, and the water is stored beneath it. When it’s time to return to “pool mode,” simply press a button. The patio surface will begin to lower and the pool will fill with water, stopping at whatever depth the owner has chosen. Not too bad for any homeowner looking to get maximum use out of his or her backyard!


Recent comments

  1. Re: Why You Need a Pool Cover Pump for Your Winter Cover

    Passion the site-- really user friendly and whole lots to see! best resume writing services

    --mika

  2. Re: 8 Cozy and Cool Indoor Swimming Pools

    There are many things we all do not know, but it is in our hands to change that and learn and adapt

    --mido

  3. Re: Beautiful Pool Photos from the 2014 Master Pools Guild Awards

    Normal URL Code 1 شركة عزل خزانات بجدة شركات رش المبيدات الحشرية بجدة شركات مكافحة الحشرات في جدة شر

    --randa

  4. Re: Beautiful Pool Photos from the 2014 Master Pools Guild Awards

    شركة عزل خزانات بجدة [URL=http://www.fajr-jeddah.org/]شركة عزل خزانات بجدة[/URL] شركة عزل خزانات بجد

    --randa

  5. Re: Top Outdoor Accessories for Fall - Fabrics, Fire Features, Lighting & Decor

    Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Jackets Canada Goose Parka Canada Goose Canada Goose Outlet Canada

    --Wolfe

  6. Re: Why You Need a Pool Cover Pump for Your Winter Cover

    Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Jackets Canada Goose Parka Canada Goose Canada Goose Outlet Canada

    --Wolfe

  7. Re: 6 Delicious Fall Pork Recipes

    Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Jackets Canada Goose Parka Canada Goose Canada Goose Outlet Canada

    --Wolfe

  8. Re: 4 Spa Shopping Tips

    Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Jackets Canada Goose Parka Canada Goose Canada Goose Outlet Canada

    --Wolfe

  9. Re: Fitness: Yoga vs. Swimming

    Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Jackets Canada Goose Parka Canada Goose Canada Goose Outlet Canada

    --kitukat9087

  10. Re: 6 Types of Barbecue Grills

    Canada Goose Outlet Canada Goose Jackets Canada Goose Parka Canada Goose Canada Goose Outlet Canada

    --Wolfe






Archives

Search blog

Categories


Tags


RSS Feed