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Paschalis Ntatsos Jan 21, 2019

New study says swimming benefits mental health 8 October 2018 Swim England News Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain, according to new research released today. In addition, almost half a million (492,000) British adults with mental health conditions who swim say that they have reduced the number of visits to a medical professional regarding their mental health as a result of swimming. The YouGov poll, commissioned by Swim England, also reveals that more than 490,000 people have reduced, or no longer take,...

Jan 21, 2019

in In elite competition, the pool of athletes at the top is small, the margins of improvement narrow. What more can you do to maximize your performance when changes in your training and recovery methods are so incremental? Turn to your nutrition—the aspect of performance with a constantly evolving landscape. As research continues to inform our recommendations, it is up to you to determine your nutritional needs and how to obtain them. Let’s dive into what you need to know now Know Your Protein Athletes have different protein needs from...

Paschalis Ntatsos Jan 20, 2019

Swimming is fun, and it provides a multitude of mental and physical benefits. Swimming is the second most popular sport in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Kids love to swim at the pool or the beach but this healthful activity is not just for children. Adults who engage in swimming are healthier and happier than people who live a sedentary lifestyle. You even gain mental and physical benefits from regular swimming as a senior citizen Mental Benefits Recreational swimming leaves you with a positive feeling after...

Paschalis Ntatsos Jan 19, 2019

Swimming is a great sport for building character in our kids. As supportive swim parents, we rearrange calendars and vacations to accommodate the swim schedule. What do we get in return? I’m not talking about college scholarships, but how does being a swim parent make us a better person? Discipline.  We take our kids to practice all the time. Monday through Saturday sometimes. We also drive in the wee hours for practices. Volunteering. We step out of our comfort zones and take on new roles to help our team. Mine included asking businesses for...

May 9, 2018

Seasonal allergies are hitting the East Bay residents really hard every year!! Here are some tips to assist defend your self from allergies  1) Wear sunglasses (they help block out pollen entering your eyes)  2) Shower after you get in and know you won't be stepping out for the day  3) Nasal irrigation after you get in - basically this washes out all the pollen sitting in your nose. I use neilmed sinus rinse but there are others. (These 3 steps help remove a lot of the allergens you pick...