WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: HOW SWIMMING REGULARLY CAN REDUCE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION

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Exercising can have a positive effect on both your mental and physical wellbeing

Swimming regularly can help reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression, a new study has claimed.

Mental health illnesses affect millions of people in the UK, with approximately a fifth of British adults showing symptoms of anxiety or depression, as stated by the Mental Health Foundation.

While there’s much discussion about the various methods that people can employ to reduce their symptoms, such as consulting with medical professionals, taking medication or following a certain diet, taking a regular dip in the pool could also prove beneficial in the long run.

According to a YouGov poll commissioned by Swim England, 1.4 million adults in the UK have found that swimming has had a positive effect on their anxiety or depression.
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