Its november and you can take a dip in the Costa Adeje coast. Although
the sea is sensitively colder than in other times…the more you swimm the better you feel. Do you know What are the real beneficial health outcomes of regular exposure to cold water?
- Boosts your immune system
Cold water immersion was good for your health and the colder the better. Devotees of cold open water-swimming are convinced it has a strong therapeutic effect. People who love it, suffer fewer colds than other members of their families, and fewer than those who use indoor pools.
- Feeling of wellbeing
The cold stimulate the parasympathetic system, which is responsible for rest and repair, and this can trigger the release of dopamine and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are a vital part of keeping us happy and low levels of them are linked with depression. Couple this effect with the endorphin rush as you take the plunge and it should make for a warm glow and a wide smile when you re-emerge.
- Better blood pumping
Cold water immersion it helps flush your circulation, pushing blood through all your capillaries, veins and arteries. It will exfoliate your skin and flush impurities from it. Evidence also demonstrates that your body adapts to the cold with repeated exposure and this may improve your circulation, particularly to your extremities – no bad thing in the coldest months.
· Swimming is great exercise Swimming in cold water will make your body work twice as hard to keep you warm and burn more calories in the process. For this sort of exercise, fat is your body’s primary source of energy and the increased work rate will increase your metabolism in the long run.
You could get these benefits by switching between the hot and cold taps in your shower but that doesn’t sound nearly as fun as quick dip in the “Playa del Duque”, in Costa Adeje. Meanwhile you are enjoy a warm holidays.