Water Wisdom: Mind and Body Benefits of Water Sports

2017-11-22 07:57:48

For a long time water sports have been considered a craft of heroism and bravery. Swimming first appeared in the1896 Olympic Games as a response to the development of the swimming pool. We're all aware of the popularity of those who successfully swam the English Channel from Matthew Web in 1875 to Gertrude Ederle in 1926. Such aquatic feats prove both their excellence and endurance within human history. Now we don't expect anyone in our classes attempt such conquests, but it's important to understand some basic benefits that water sports (such as paddleboarding, snorkeling, and paddleboard yoga) can have on the mind and body. Here are a few to consider.

Swimming and Your Health

Believe or not, studies have proven the benefits of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming or paddle boarding, in reducing the risk of chronic diseases. In fact, just 2.5 hours a week can significantly lessen the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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Water Sports and Age

Don't think that just because you're no longer in your vital 20's that water sports are out of the question. Any water-based exercise can improve the use of affected joints from arthritis without worsening any symptoms. It can also decrease pain improves joint function for those with osteoarthritis.

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Water Sports and Mental Health

It's a proven fact that swimming improves the moods of both men and women. The tranquility that comes from aquatic exercise also decreases anxiety and depression. I for one feel at utter peace with my environment after a morning surf session.

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Whether you're an experience water sports fanatic or just testing the waters, Surf You to the Moon has got you covered. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors are there for you every step of the way and we can assure you'll come away from the experience with a newfound appreciation for our aquatic world.
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