If you have a case of the stuck-at-home blues, it could be time to look into building a new pool in your backyard. Studies have shown that spending time in the water not only relieves anxiety, but it can also help you find balance and reduce feelings of depression. One British poll surveyed people with mental health conditions and found that many attribute swimming to better well-being.
When asked about the impact of swimming on their day-to-day life, 43 per cent of this group of regular swimmers say it makes them feel happier, 26 per cent are more motivated to complete daily tasks and 15 per cent believe life feels more manageable.
“Physical activity in any form can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health, but swimming is unique because the buoyancy of water ensures everyone is able to take part at a pace that suits them. It is particularly good for people with restricted movement.
“Research shows that simply being in water can be restorative, particularly swimming outside. People relax in many different ways – some set a target and aim to beat their time while others prefer a more leisurely swim on their own or with friends. Swimming provides that choice, and if it is regularly prescribed alongside other forms of support, swimming could have a real impact on wider society.”
If you have been suffering from cabin-fever and the anxiety that comes with it, it may be time for a dip in the pool.
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