It’s all over the news, stress and anxiety levels in children are increasing at an alarming rate. While you may have scheduled swim lessons for practical reasons, by all means it IS a great work and vitally important to keeping children safe. Did you also know that swimming can help reduce stress and anxiety as well? Here are a few of the reasons why:
It’s winter and it’s cold, dark and all you want to do is stay warm! We get it! It’s hard to get out and take your kids for swimming lessons. But did you know there are many benefits of swimming lessons during winter?
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.
Dave Lewis, avid runner and friend of Franchisee Rick Wyatt
recently ran in the Boulder Boulder marathon this past Memorial Day. Dave excitedly donned SafeSplash apparel during his run alongside 52,015 participants and over 7,000 spectators. Here is a little about Dave and his insite to the world of marathon running.