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March 03, 2020 3 min read

Water sports positively influence mental health.

Water sports are widespread around the globe. It's not just because of the adrenaline rush you get while helping your body get toned, but also due to health and mental benefits that you can get out of it as well.

This is mostly because most water sports are done outdoors, where you get the opportunity to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the sun.  The adrenaline, oxygen, and sunlight all play a vital role to lift your spirits, get you in a good mood and boosts the energy levels.

Optimized Mental Ability:

Many of our muscles function at the same time whileswimming, which can also have a very positive effect on our memory. Furthermore, in various studies is conducted on rats, scientist have found that swimming can help promote the growth of new brain cells in parts of the brain which break down during chronic (long-term) stress.

Even though such studies are performed on animals, but it is equally accepted that there is a good chance that swimming can potentially have the same effect on humans.

Calms and Centers the Mind:

To relax and calm your mind, diving and swimming are beneficial. It gives a soothing feeling to the mind when you spend time simply observing marine life, slowly moving and enjoying the peace is ideal for collecting your thoughts and letting go of the everyday stress that weighs on you. It gives a feeling like the whole world has slowed down for those couple of hours and that you get to observe the magic of nature in its purest form. You became calm and relaxed mentally by giving yourself a sense of peace.

Provides a boost in Fitness:

Water sports have the aptitude to improve your aerobic fitness, strength, and flexibility. Especially such sports that involve the use of your arms and upper body, these include rowing, canoeing, and kayaking. And they can help increase muscle strength in your back, arms, shoulders, and chest due to the movement which is required to use the paddle.

Alternatively, water sports especially bodysurfing involves the whole body thus giving you a full-body workout. Besides, a consistent swimming regimen can aid your heart muscle to become stronger as well as help you maintain the appropriate weight, which is essential for your overall health.

Decreases the risk of Chronic Diseases

Water sports helps to burn calories naturally while shaping your body. Such sports are helpful because they work by involving every part of your body. And not only that, but you are also improving your metabolism system and with it your fluid intake and appetite. Being outside and active generally helps boost your immunity, thus helping you find your body against chronic diseases.

Improve Lungs Functioning:

Lungs functioning can also be improved by water sports thus improving your strength and reducing breathlessness by increasing oxygen capacity. It is authoritative for most athletes. Finally, unlike most sports your body is submerged in water most of the time, there is far less strain on your joints and so you are reducing the risk of arthritis later on in life.


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