At Salty Fit we believe in the healing power of the ocean. By swimming in ocean pools, you are swimming in salt water, which is the earth’s natural healing source made up of various minerals including sodium chloride, magnesium, sulfate, calcium and potassium.
Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and it absorbs these minerals when immersed in it. The mixture of these minerals in the saltwater and the natural chilled temperature of the water contribute greatly to our overall health.
Here are 5 benefits of Swimming in Salt Water:
1. Improves Blood Circulation
Increased and improved blood circulation endorses cell growth and organ function. Saltwater improves and increases your blood circulation by restoring minerals depleted by stress or poor diet.
Not only will your insides thank you…but YOU will feel healthier and more energised! 😊
2. Improves Immune System
By swimming in cold saltwater you create a stressor in your body that helps boosts your immune system. Saltwater contains rudiments that create an antibiotic and antibacterial effect to stimulate a healthy immune system as well as fighting infection.
Next time you feel run down, make a splash! 💦
3. Relieves Cold and Flu Symptoms
Another mineral found in saltwater is sodium chloride, which helps loosen mucus and treat respiratory problems. It also assists with relieving allergies by clearing the nasal passages of irritating pollens.
Stop sneezing and start swimming! 🏊
4. Improves Wellbeing:
Saltwater is rich in magnesium and this helps to relax your muscles, reduce stress and relieves any nervous irritability. Saltwater also contains bromide that relieves muscle aches, pains and soreness caused by physical and emotional stress.
Feel flat, cut a lap! 💧
5. Better Skin
The magnesium found in saltwater helps to hydrate your skin, whilst improving its overall appearance. Saltwater rejuvenates, exfoliates, and detoxifies your skin, as well as healing skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes and acne.
Number one beauty tip: swim in saltwater! ✨✨
With all these benefits swimming in saltwater is a no-brainer, in comparison to chlorine which is known to cause skin irritations or reactions and asthma. Chlorine after all, is a strong chemical that is used to clean and sanitise indoor pools. Coupled with the scenic view at the Icebergs, we can’t think of anywhere better to do some laps, improve your stroke or learn to swim.
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