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Open Water Swimming Helps Treat Depression in New Case Study

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 10:38:31 PM by Laura Dravenstott in open water swimming, in Adult Swimming, in Health benefits, in Swimming Community

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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Participating in Sports With A Disability

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 10:47:14 AM by Travis White in Sports, in Disability, in special needs swim lessons, in Athletics, in Health benefits, in healthy lifestyle, in Accomplishments, in Coping with a loss, in Exercise

Participating in Sports With A Disability

These days, the negative health effects of inactivity are widespread. Obesity is on the rise, as are conditions like diabetes. Many people have what they think are good excuses: too much work, no gym nearby, and so on. Yet these people are perfectly able to go out and get active. That’s not the same when you have a disability. You have to stay active, but there are legitimate reasons to have trouble with doing that. It’s not like you can go jog a few miles when you’re in a wheelchair.

However, that is rapidly becoming just another excuse. People with disabilities are finding more and more ways to participate in sports and activities. Not only is this helping their physical health, it’s helping break down barriers. 

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