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Six Reasons Why A Dip In The Sea Is Good For Your Mental Health

You may have seen it in the news, or heard it being discussed by your friends, but you’re likely to have heard that dipping in water is good for our mental health. It is now a widely accepted claim. With the team at Brighton Water Shoes swearing by its healing powers too, here we delve into six reasons why embracing the water by taking a wild swim outdoors is quite so magical.

1. Swimming releases endorphins

Like any exercise, swimming releases endorphins, which are also known as he happy hormone, into our brain. Known to increase positivity and happiness, they can minimise stress.

2. In water, you have a moment without technology

Sadly, in modern world we are living in, these technology moments are few and far between. Giving yourself a moment without technology and the stresses of social media can have really positive impact on our wellbeing. And let’s face it, no one wants to take their newest iPhone into the sea so it’ll be easy to leave it at the shore.

3. The colour blue has a calming effect

Known as the “calming colour”, seeing the blue hues of the sky adjacent to the azure colours of the water can have a really soothing, peaceful impact on how we are feeling.

4. Boosting blood to your brain

There have been research conducted which suggests that dunking your head under water can increase the flow of blood to your brain. Said to improve your mood, memory and cognitive abilities, there is evidence to suggest some real positives.

5. Anxiety relief

When you’re swimming, most of your senses are engaged: sight, sound, touch and smell. It can make us mindful of our surroundings whilst releasing any pent up tensions and anxieties.

6. Regulating your breathing to relieve stress

When you’re feeling stressed or anxious, your breathing can be short and shallow. When you’re swimming, it is integral that you regulate your breathing and take deep, long breaths, so in turn this can help to reduce stress.

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