Sea dips entice a healthy glow
THE first chill of autumn can be felt in the air this week and for me it signals the end of my late afternoon beach swims as well as all the other wonders of spring and summer.
I have been training hard all year and the results are starting to show from all the squats, sit-ups and salads but I have to admit that I believe my daily swim in the ocean has contributed a lot to my healthy glow and the extra spring in my step.
Not only can you stretch and move your body like a trapeze artist in the buoyant water; there are an endless list of benefits to bathing in the ocean each day. The feel good factor has got to be top of the list.
Sometimes as I sook at the water's edge that it's cold or there could be sharks, the kids stampede into the waves and my inner child awakens and follows.
I immerse myself in the saltwater that is charged with negative ions - atoms charged with electrons that are present after rain near the ocean, forests and waterfalls, and are attributed to feelings of well-being.
Rich in magnesium and other vital elements, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which are easily absorbed while swimming, seawater produces antibacterial effects and boosts the immune system helping to improve circulation and hydrate the skin.
So with only few more weeks of warmth left don't waste a minute; get down there and treat your mind, body and soul to a bit of thalassotherapy.