February 19, 2017, 10:14 am
Swimming is considered one of the most beneficial types of physical activity. And if in the summer you can splash in the nearest lake, river or spend a vacation at the sea, then in the cold season the only opportunity to swim is to visit the pool.
However, before visiting it, it doesn’t hurt to prepare a little: “Liza” invites you to get acquainted with useful information that you need to know when going to the pool.
Getting into the pool is not so easy — first of all, you will need certificates from a therapist and a dermatologist. These official papers will confirm that you do not have any diseases that can be transmitted by airborne droplets or through water. If in the pool you were not required to have any medical documents, this is a reason to think. Is it worth visiting such an institution, because it is not known what diseases those who swim along the adjacent path have? By the way, a medical examination will not harm you either — with some skin or fungal diseases that you may not know about, contact with water is contraindicated.
What to swim in
You can postpone your breathtaking bikini swimsuit until your next trip to the sea — it will not work for the pool. Firstly, there should not be any unnecessary details on a swimsuit for the pool — leave ruffles, frills and bows for the beach, and for going to the pool it is worth buying a fused swimsuit that fits snugly to the body and minimally impedes the swimming process. In the pool, you will also need a swim cap — this specific headgear should be comfortable and comfortable. The cap should be tight, but not too tight around the head. Usually they are made of silicone, polyester and elastic fabrics.
In addition to a swimsuit and a cap, you will also need a few additional accessories: flip flops, a towel and swimming goggles. When choosing slippers, you need to pay attention to the material from which they are made — buy shoes made of rubber and other materials that do not slip on the tile. So you can avoid falls and injuries, and in addition, shoes will reduce the chances of catching some kind of fungal disease. Choose a large towel to immediately and completely remove moisture from the body. Goggles will be needed by professional athletes, those who prefer fast swimming, or those swimmers who like to swim with their head in the water. In addition, the goggles protect your eyes well from chlorine, which is found in abundance in most of our pools.
Before and after visiting the pool, do not neglect hygiene procedures. Arriving in the pool, you need to wash off the dust and sweat that have accumulated on the skin, and only after that you can dive into the water. After your workout, showering will help remove the chlorine left on your skin after swimming. Experts recommend using skin care products while taking a shower — special gels will help moisturize the skin and restore water balance. If you swam without a cap, be sure to rinse your hair under the shower.
For beginner swimmers, experts recommend starting with 30-minute sessions that include minimal loads. Over time, workouts can become more intense, and session time can increase. Just before swimming, you should warm up a little to warm up the muscles and prepare them for the upcoming load. The same applies to the end of the workout — you need to finish the lesson gradually, reducing the pace of swimming. If you wish, you can use the services of an instructor who will help you create an optimal training program and monitor its implementation.
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