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Feeling stressed? Take time for a dip in the pool. A study in the British Journal of Medical Psychology, (Volume 74, March 2001), has shown that swimming can positively affect a person's mood

Feeling stressed? Take time for a dip in the pool. A study in the British Journal of Medical Psychology, (Volume 74, March 2001), has shown that swimming can positively affect a person's mood. Participants of the study were monitored before and after a water-based exercise session. The researchers found that tension levels were reduced and energy levels were elevated after swimming. Results also showed an increase in heart rate among swimmers, which further promotes swimming as an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise. It seems that buoyancy in the water not only cushions joints, but also softens mood and soothes stress levels.
Source: British Journal of Medical Psychology.

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