Having a bad mood can really mess up your day.
And, if it’s chronic, it can mess up your life!
But, there is hope! According to science, there are some things that can be done to help. AND COLD WATER SWIMMING IS ONE OF THEM!
Studies have been conducted for quite some time on the ability of exercise to improve mood by the release of endorphins. But this study went one step further.
Winter swimmers were researched and then assessed to see there were any measurable improvements in specific areas that contribute to mood.
It was found that winter swimming contributes to better general well-being. When compared to a control group on the profile of mood states rating scale, winter swimmers experience a plethora of benefits!
One of the measured benefits that winter swimmers experienced was less stress and fatigue and more vigor.
THIS IS AMAZING!
If I knew this 10 years ago, I may not be addicted to drinking mountain dew everyday.
As a college student and a soon to be father, I am definitely looking forward to taking a few cold dips in the gym’s pool this winter. I could use a lot less stress and fatigue.
Another one of the measured benefits that winter swimmers experienced was better moodand they felt more energetic, active and brisk.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE!
When I feel like I’m in a bad mood, the main culprit symptom is that I feel really lethargic and “blah.” I can totally see why feeling more “energetic, active and brisk” would give my mood a complete 180 degree flip!
So, when you head over to the pool to get your daily “pick-me-up,” bring along a Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle.
You can then elevate your mood through the swimming AND listen to some relaxing, uplifting music to amplify the effect! Isn’t technology amazing? There’s never been a better time to swim!
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