Coming to the sea, we find ourselves in another world. A rustle of sand underfoot, pebbles rolling, cries of seagulls, splashing of waves ... Instead of city fuss - contemplation and relaxation, instead of office - boundless azure spaces, instead of eternal time trouble - complete freedom of action! And the rhythmic noise of the surf, something like a heartbeat, is the pulse of nature itself. He relaxes and pacifies, filling the soul with peace.
Few where you can feel so complete oneness with nature, like at sea. His unlimited greatness and beauty, changeable color and spontaneous power give us a whole range of unexplored feelings.
On the waves of "mineral" water
The world ocean is the cradle of the biosphere, and therefore it is not surprising that the salt composition of seawater is almost identical to the composition of human blood. When swimming in the sea, we seem to return to the origins of life ...
Each of the main elements contained in seawater has a curative effect on our organisms: magnesium strengthens immunity, calcium - bone tissue, potassium normalizes blood pressure, iodine regulates metabolism, and bromine calms the nervous system.
Due to the activation of metabolic processes, cell renewal is accelerated, pores are cleared, harmful substances are removed, and the body is cleansed. It turns out that sea bathing is tantamount to immersion in a huge pool with mineral water!
The most healing, that is, rich in mineral substances "pools" - the Black, the Mediterranean, and the Dead Sea.
When swimming in a small wave, the sea acts as a masseur, and it massages both muscles and blood vessels. Seeking to adapt to new conditions, the body starts the processes of heat regulation: the vessels shrink, and as they are in the water they expand again, and we become warm. Needless to say, this strengthens the circulatory system?
There is another way of sea massage: in a small storm lie near the shore so that the waves, rolling over the body, massage it. This massage is very beneficial for blood circulation.
The temperature of seawater in any heat below the temperature of the human body. Therefore, even if you just stand in the water, the body cools, which means it loses calories. If you swim, the chances of losing weight increase.
There is a whole complex of treatments for the sea - all known thalassotherapy. This includes both curative and preventive procedures, consisting in proper bathing, hydro massage, wrapping mud, algae and so on. Prescribe these procedures for chronic stress, overwork, joint diseases, to strengthen blood vessels and immunity in general, getting rid of cellulite and so on.
... and inside
Due to the effects of mineral substances in sea bathing, small wounds are quickly tightened, the skin condition improves. Another Avicenna wrote that the sea water "is useful from cracks that appear due to the cold ... It resolves blood caked under the skin." Modern specialists recommend sea water for fighting with chronic diseases of the respiratory tract and for the prevention of these diseases.
Seawater and air are the best recipes for restoring vocal cords and treating throat diseases. Rinsing the throat and nose with warm sea water (far from the shore and wharves!) Disinfects the mucous membranes, saturating them with iodine, bromine, and sodium. Another thing is the eyes: although the composition of the tear is also close to seawater, the latter is much much saltier and therefore irritates the mucous eye. So swimming sports style in the sea is better with glasses.
Movement is life!
Those who can swim are very lucky. Swimming in the sea is not only fitness and hardening, it is the strengthening of almost all body systems. Especially useful is swimming for children: they combine training and hardening (learning to swim in the sea is easier than in a river or in a lake: salt water is denser than fresh water). Do not forget about the "minerality" of water: the growing organisms this complex is simply necessary.
Rhythmic swimming movements strengthen all the muscles - from the heart to the calves. This is an excellent tool for the development of the lungs and for the prevention of postural disorders, not only in children but also in adults. This prophylaxis is irreplaceable for the townspeople: among them, there are so many "office sitters" ...
By the way, rowed a hundred yards, the person spends as much energy as when you run 1 km!
If you are bored with boredom or you just do not know how to do it, you can do aqua aerobics. Summer numbers of popular magazines offer complexes of such exercises, and in good hotels by the sea, one can do aerobics under the guidance of experienced instructors.
In the sea and on land
- The most comfortable for swimming is the temperature of the sea - 23-25 degrees. It is believed that sea water, heated to +26 and above, loses many useful properties.
- On the other hand, cool swimming is not safe (in the water below +18): there is a risk of hypothermia.
- Children should bathe in warm water - from +20, and infants up to 3 years - from +24.
The best time for swimming in the sea is morning (before 11:00) and evening (from 16 to 19:00). In the midday heat, it is better not to go into the water: the temperature contrast is too great.
Don't do it immediately after a meal or on an empty stomach, swim to the "goose skin", or to rush in wave after exercise: it is harmful to the heart and blood vessels. Better wander along the beach — sand and pebbles will make your feet good passive massage. In the East believe that the sand takes the negative energy and warms up the joints. And in the sand, you can dig, not only recreationally, but also with health benefits: this is based on the arenation (sand therapy).
The fresh breath of the surf
Those who often travel to nature, are familiar with the sharp contrast between the city's air pollution and the pure scent of the forest. And if I mix the iodine sea spirit with the smell of herbs and needles ... here it is, a natural remedy for the lungs of man!
Resortologists highly recommend walks by the sea: enriched with ions of bromine and magnesium, the air calms the nervous system and permanently "charges" the body with energy.
If you decide to relax at sea to rent a bungalow or stayed in a camping "near the blue sea", you were lucky twice. You can pull a hammock between the trees or lay a mat in a shade in the pine and ... sleep a couple of hours. A dream at the seashore is beneficial: the body does not just breathe the sea air - it is imbibed.
This air is rich in oxygen and ozone, killing harmful microbes, in sunny weather, it is permeated with ultraviolet rays, and in the storm - phytoncides of algae. There is a whole direction of climatotherapy - aerial-thalassotherapy, based on the magical effect of sea air.
Sleep? You can eat
Those who live far from large bodies of water are deprived of the opportunity to eat fresh fish, especially seafood. If you love them, indulge in a small feast! Just go to the restaurant or tavern, where fresh fish and shellfish is offered a choice — what will point a finger, you and cook. Marine fish and shellfish in abundance contain marine trace elements — a tasty meal will be long remembered, and the body will get a good dose of vitamins and minerals.
Some dishes also and algae. These sea vegetables have a stimulating effect on the tissues, contributing to the breakdown of fat and rejuvenation of the skin. No wonder the algae used in medicine and cosmetic procedures.
Thus, the sea is not only the relaxation for body and soul: this is a great way to strengthen the body and get a lot of pleasant experiences. Rest on health!