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Health benefits of diving

Diving and health

Diving is fun and gives you great satisfaction, however, it is rarely a sport done due to the health benefits that it can offer. What we have to know about diving and health?  It is worth the be aware of the beneficial influence of diving on our body as for many it may be an incentive encouraging to this kind of activity. Bear in mind that diving is closely related to the exposure of your body to completely different conditions than most other activities, before starting your diving adventure, it is worth to consult with your doctor. If there are no contraindications, you may gain a lot.

Stress reduction

Calm, deep rhythmic breath is not only necessary for the proper management of air from the cylinder, but it also calms the heart and brings you in state similar to meditation. Even breathing increases oxygen uptake which stimulates many organs, including the brain.

Improved blood circulation

Diving involves the whole body at the same time – it’s a fantastic cardio workout. Increased demand for muscle oxygen must be aligned, so the blood begins to circulate faster, spreading the scarce element all over the body.

Lowering blood pressure

Physical activity during diving can cause acceleration of heart rate, and even a slight increase in blood pressure. This is usually the result of excitement, an adrenaline injection, or even a reaction to contact with cold water. A long-term effect of regular physical activity, however, is reduced blood pressure. Keeping blood pressure at optimal levels minimizes the risk of brain hemorrhage, for example.

More vitamin D

Diving is a sport that usually is done outdoors. Though full gear and water reduce the reach of sunlight into the skin, it really doesn’t take much (up to 15 minutes of exposure to light), for our body to begin to synthesize vitamin D itself.

Please note that vitamin D plays many important functions in the body, and its deficiency can lead to the development of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and certain cancers, among others.

Relief of the spine

Certainly you know the feeling when you enter the water to dive and suddenly all the dive equipment seems to be light as a feather. The same happens with the body – water resistance relieves the spine, joints, ligaments and tendons. This is good news for people suffering from joint and bone illnesses.

 

Łukasz Głowacki

I’ve been diving for almost 10 years. The underwater world won my heart quite quickly. From the very beginning I wanted to be a good diver and partner, so I kept practising until I got a Master Scuba Diver PADI degree. I dive in hot and cold waters around the world. The thing I like most about diving is the sense of weightlessness and possibility to dive in the depths. I’m not too demanding when it comes to the landscapes, although I do enjoy their diversity, so I like diving in different places and conditions.

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