Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fun Is Free: Swim In The Sea

It's summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and there can't be anything much more refreshing than swimming in the sea.  In fact, it doesn't even have to be swimming in the sea - wading in and ducking your head under or floating on your back for a few minutes can achieve the desired effect just as easily. I've banged on about the positive psychological impact of negative ions before, but swimming in the sea in summer serves more than one purpose:  refreshing, cooling, relaxing and washing, all for free.  Here's the rules though - you have to dunk your head under the water and you can't wear a wetsuit.  You heard - swimming trunks or boardshorts are acceptable, but for it to have to have the maximum positive impact upon your day it really ought to be unplanned and therefore necessitate you swimming in your smalls, or if there's nobody around to take any offence, the raw.  Putting on a wetsuit implies that you're training for a triathalon, whereas swimming in the sea in your pants implies that it's summer and you know what's good for you.

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