How swimming can improve mental health
We are bombarded with information, facts and figures on a daily basis about how exercise is great for our physical health. However, one aspect that shouldn’t be underestimated is the fantastic impact that exercise can have on our mental health. And at Hydropool Staffordshire, it’s swimming that we feel can really get those braincells buzzing and those feel-good hormones racing.
Recreational swimming leaves you with a positive feeling after exercise, and swimming specifically elicits a natural, positive response to being in the water as the weightlessness has a calming effect on the mind. And as this sport is low impact, you can swim as hard and as fast as you like, whilst being gentle on your joints. It’s all about feeling good at the end of your session!
Swimming in your very own swim spa is the perfect place to let your mind relax, forget the stresses of the day and unwind. As you work on your technique and stroke, the repetitive nature enables your mind to switch off from the outside and focus solely on you and your body, right here, right now.
And of course, let’s not forget the breathing! Breathing deeply, slowly and regularly is no doubt a calming way to relax the mind, and as swimming demands a controlled, deep and conscious breathing effort, your muscles are fed with copious oxygen and your mind is focused on the task in hand.
So switch off and swim on! With Hydropool Staffordshire.