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Swimming – Lots of Fun and Benefits

April 26, 2013 Sports

swimmingSwimming is one of the best ways to get fit, with a lot of health benefits and no contraindications. It can be practiced at any age and even by people with health problems. The only barrier that could stop you from swimming might be not having a pool nearby. Or the fact that it is more expensive than other sports which require almost no financial effort.

Robyn Stuhr, exercise physiologist and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, interviewed by WebMD, says that “Swimming will increase your stamina, can help ward off diabetes and high blood pressure, and relieves stress”.

Main health benefits of swimming and water-based exercise

Swimming and water aerobic classes are recommended for people with chronic diseases, like arthritis and os...

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Correct Breathing

April 6, 2013 Lifestyle

breathingProbably the simplest way to check whether your breathing is correct or not is to place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. Then take a deep, deep breath while observing which hand moves first. In case the hand on the chest moves first and considerably more compared to the one on the abdomen the bad news is that you are not breathing correctly. The good news is that you have found out and now you can do something about it.

The problem with chest breathing is that we don’t use the diaphragm to its full capacity and our lungs don’t get enough oxygen to replenish the brain and vital organs with essential nutrients. Moreover, we don’t release all the air inside, so we always have a mixture of fresh air from the next breath and “the old” air...

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