Winter 2014 has been incredibly brutal with snow storms and temperatures at record lows. Aha! Feeling rather down? This is called seasonal depression. When long days lack sunshine and vitamin D and we spend our time inside to avoid the cold we tend to
get less exercise or even eat more carbs to get a sugar boost.
Unfortunately all this behavior drives us further into our funk.
Swimming in an indoor heated pool is an excellent place to start to get the blood flowing and the body moving.
If you are feeling heavy or fat so to speak, the water’s buoyancy will bring you to the grand total of 10% your body weight, so you will not feel the impact of recent weight gain coming out of the winter doldrums.
The aerobic nature of swimming boosts the cardiovascular system so it is heart healthy. The circulation and breathing will increase the endorphins which are the hormones that make you feel better. The endorphins released will rip through seasonal depression and the best part of this is that it is all natural.
The most natural way to break out of a funk is to increase your exercise and swimming will give you a head start without any impact on your joints. If you learn to lap swim which is swimming the length of the pool without stopping and build enough endurance to do up to 10 or 20 laps this will actually increase your metabolism. Early morning work-outs are worth more in terms of calorie burning and mood enhancement, up to 5 times the amount of benefits from an after work journey to the gym. You can join Aquaskills today without a membership,only a registration fee good for a calendar year f $98.