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Floating Your Stress Away

Many people still remember the isolation tanks, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, of the 1970s in which people floated in a layer of liquid to relieve stress. The good news is that you don’t have to deprive yourself of music or birdsong to relieve stress. Just take a relaxing float around your swimming pool.

Floating activates the body’s parasympathetic nervous system. The body’s heart rate slows down, blood pressure lowers, and levels of the stress hormone cortisol is decreased, which places you in a relaxation mode. It requires little to no effort on your part. Sessions should be limited to an hour and are typically performed twice a week.

Multiple studies have demonstrated that flotation therapy is effective for relieving stress and as a complimentary treatment for anxiety disorders and depression. It’s also been shown to be beneficial for relieving headaches, increasing circulation and addressing muscle tension, along with improved sleep and creativeness. While most floating research has been performed in salt water pods, a chlorine-based pool is also beneficial.

Floating relieves tension and stress on muscles. The water buoys the body and reduces the effects of gravity. Home salt pools are trending across the nation, with many individuals installing a small pool in their backyard for that purpose. Floating also works as a detoxification process. That’s why it’s important to shower and drink plenty of water afterward. The effects have been reported to be similar to a massage.

You can wear earplugs to limit or eliminate outside sounds. However, some people like to listen to soothing music while they float at home. Conversely, a floating session scheduled at a spa or other facility will involve no outside stimulus and may be performed in the dark. It’s not a good option for everyone, as some people experience more stress under those conditions.

Floating relieves stress and activates the body’s natural healing abilities. Being able to float at home in your own pool provides a comfortable and familiar environment that’s reassuring and enhance the benefits.

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Can Swimming Make You Stronger?

There are many different reasons that swimming can help you build more muscle and burn more calories. First, you will find that when you swim you are engaging a large group of muscles all working together. Therefore, when your heart pumps harder through your body, this helps to stimulate the development of more muscles in your arms, chest, and legs. This is a good way for your heart to develop stronger and will help it work better. As you continue to swim, you will also be building more muscle because you will be using more of it and your heart is getting stronger as well.

Build muscle & Weight Loss

Swimming also helps to keep your weight down, so you will find that you can lose weight quite easily. This is one reason that even a small dip in weight can make you feel more alive and excited again. You will also find that as your muscle development and weight loss progress, your muscles will become stronger and able to hold more water. This can make you feel as if your body is toned, which is what you want. If you want to build more muscle, you can do so by swimming consistently and frequently.

Cardiovascular health

Finally, swimming can be very beneficial to a person’s cardiovascular health. Many people suffer from high cholesterol counts or even high blood pressure and can benefit from a cardiovascular workout regularly. Although swimming may not have the same impact on your health as other forms of cardiovascular workouts, it can still make you healthier. It will help to strengthen your heart and lung muscles while burning calories at the same time. You can also benefit from muscle building as well because muscle helps to support your cardiovascular system.

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