Swimming is one of the sports which can provide additional brain benefits on a behavioral and molecular level. It affects neurotransmitters which have a great influence on mood and some other stress-reducing hormones. Thus, it can promote better learning in early life of children.
How does swimming avoid depression?
When someone needs to release neurotrophic factors found in the brain, that is, endorphins, swimming is perfect. They are thought to be very helpful in managing stress and or anxiety and mood. This means that this sport helps kids who feels a lot of stress when learning. As physical activities and exercise can aid with tension relief, and even counter some depressive symptoms it proves to be another good way of enhancing education.
Actually, swimming can also help to reduce depression for multiple reasons. One of them is that it helps to stimulate production of brain chemicals that elevate mood and the outlook as well.
In a 2007 study, it was found that active swimming was like an antidepressant effect on some depressed rats. These small rodents just took a swim test so that the researchers could determine the total time that they spent immobile in water and that they could swim around in an active mode. The slothful rats spent much more time in active swimming compared with the non-running depressed rats, and were less likely to display depressive symptoms after one month.
Swimming is very effective at reducing panic and feelings of sadness. Especially because the techniques which are used, such as strokes, repetitiveness and breathing can be considered as meditative. So, when a child is in a pool and does his swimming routines, he gets in a very realxed state and motivates his brain for effective learning. Apart from providing some kind of tension relief, this sport is a very good way of getting through daily life for children, so why not choose it to give a boost to your child?