Mental benefits of swimming

Mental benefits of swimming

Keeping active is important for your health, but being mentally fit is also important. Swimming can help with this.

Stress caused by work, education, money problems, bereavement or relationship breakdowns can all cause mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Getting older can also have an effect on mental health.

Any kind of physical activity can have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing, but swimming is particularly effective.

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A Perfect Pair of Goggles

A Perfect Pair of Goggles

All swimming shops are packed with different types of goggles, but they are all, well, crap. The price tag is no indication of protection from crap. In fact, my experience has been that the more expensive the goggles, the less useful they are.

These are the absolute best ones I found that work for me: Swedish Goggles Malmsten. This brand is similar to IKEA in that you get a package with parts which you put together yourself, resulting in the perfect pair of goggles.  Read more