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The most difficult thing to do after a long holiday or a long weekend is to get out of your sofa and forget your delicious treats to go back to the daily grind, right?
Don't worry! A tried and tested anti-stress activity, swimming makes it easy to combine fun and an active life.
Yes, it also helps you shed all those extra kilos you put on during the holidays!
Swimming is considered the ultimate physical (non-traumatic) and psychological stress-busting sport. Psychologically, according to a serious study, 92% of swimmers surveyed said that swimming is a cure for stress.
The reason why is very clear. First, because of its repetitive nature, it produces a feeling of “letting go”, by which you can press the “PAUSE” button and forget your daily hassles for a while. Moreover, during the effort, and even more so when immersed in an aquatic environment, the body secretes endorphins (pleasure hormones) that produce a general feeling of well-being and calm.
This feeling of well-being is mostly created by the soothing properties of water. The sensation of lightness, weightlessness, massage and awareness of the body triggered by water allows you to eliminate physical tensions, contractions and pain while experiencing physical and psychological relaxation.
Also, when you swim in the evening, the effort will bring about a healthy fatigue. This will help you to sleep better and benefit from a good restful sleep, to be fully refreshed for a day of work ahead.
Since it is good for the morale, swimming must be practised without moderation!
The only side effect of this stress and anxiety buster is that you are left with a great physic.
And lastly, its fun and will not only make you feel better but also look better. Trying to kill two birds with one stone are we, try swimming!
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