The possibility of going swimming is available to people who live just about anywhere in the world. People can swim in a lake, in a local river, some more lucky people can swim in the ocean and the luckiest have a chance to swim in a champagne bath. All these kinds of swimming are healthy ways to relax, keep fit, and fill the body with energy.
The main thing that is so wonderful about swimming is that it helps your spine, which bears its burden 24 hours every day, to relax. A strained spine can cause weakness, headaches, and even depression. But you can help your spine and yourself, simply by swimming just an hour per week.
And if you are bored with the usual ways of swimming in the swimming pool, then try these one!
Ice swimming is great for those who like the extreme in swimming. Actually ice swimming is not nearly as available as other methods of swimming. But it is not for every one, either. The first people to ice swim were those who were Christians living in polar areas. For them it was the only way to follow the tradition of swimming on Epiphany day, when water in the world becomes holy.
And later on not only spiritual, but atheist people began to ice swim because it helps to train the body and soul. You train your will: you know it is so difficult to come into frozen water. It is a shock to the body and as the result hypothalamus releases beta-endorphins, more widely known as the hormones of happiness.
You see, ice swimming is very healthy. But it is only so, if you follow some basic rules of ice swimming technique. We repeat that the ice swimming technique is very important. If not to follow some rules even a healthy person can get ill after using the wrong ice swimming methods. First of all, try to train your body by taking a shower while running the cold water for some time. The shock to the body is, as it has been already been said, a good thing and the main advantage of ice swimming, but still you must train yourself to get ready for the shock.
Another rule is not to stay in cold water too long. Please, do not
think the longer period of time you stay in water with frozen crust of ice, the healthier you become - it is wrong. You should begin with a short period of 15 seconds, otherwise you risk your limbs getting numb - and then you can drown. When you come out of the water rub yourself briskly with a towel
and get dressed.
After you get home relax for a little, just sit in the chair and read a book, for example, for 15 or 20 minutes. Then you are ready for great deeds! And please remember, whether you are very healthy or not, tell your doctor you are going to take up ice swimming and never go to ice swim alone.
So, before taking up ice swimming you had better get to know the rules of ice swimming technique. It is not so difficult, just type "ice swimming technique" into any search engine, and make an appointment with your doctor to listen to the opinion of a professional. This way of keeping fit is so great: you feel brave and full of energy after that, it will help you to keep so many happy days of life in store. If you do everything right, then you will see there are many more benefits than risks of ice swimming, and will be able to tell your friends about it.