Articles posted by MD Alan Jackson

Normally sleep is preceded by a drop in body temperature. As you soak in your tub, your temperature increases. Less sleep can profoundly effect your health and fitness, yet many people suffer sleep disorders during the year. A hot tub can help relax you and prepare your body for sleep. But that is not all.

Thanks to ongoing innovation and scientific research, swimmers are getting ever faster and word record times are common place in big competitions. Although John Trudgen introduced front crawl with a scissor kick to Britain in 1873, front crawl with the more efficient flutter kick was first seen in a swimming race held in London in 1844, where the Americans easily defeated the British breaststroke swimmers.

Here are some interesting facts you can share with your friends poolside one evening. Fact 1: Drawings and paintings found in ancient Egypt, which date back to 2500bce depict people swimming! Fact 2: During the early 19th Century, swimming naked was commonplace! It wasn’t until the mid 1860s that local authorities and swimming clubs introduced regulations that swimmers had to wear costumes when swimming in public. Around this time men and women were allocated different sections of beach to ensure they swam separately at the seaside.

As London 2012 draws ever closer, it’s highly likely watching the world’s most outstanding swimmers in action will inspire you to put on your water wings. By installing an above ground swimming pool from Products4Pools you can attempt to emulate the elite on a daily basis without having to leave the house! Why not go all the way and treat yourself to a spa, sauna or steam room for some well earned relaxation after all that exercise?