The winter swimming in open reservoirs called in our country by "winter swimming" – officially recognized sport and one of the most extreme ways of a hardening of an organism. This occupation has an old story and adherents in many countries. The international competitions in winter heats on open water, and every two years – the World Cup are annually held. Despite huge popularity and the proved advantage for health, winter swimming is still surrounded with hardy delusions. We want to dispel the most widespread of them in this article.
At immersion in cold water heat loses an organism, and the feelings of internal heat bathing too are not felt. From this, however, does not follow that to "walrus" to float cold. On the contrary, during winter bathing of people plunges into water which is significantly warmer than frosty air (in an ice-hole water has temperature from 0 to + 4 degrees). The procedure provokes the strongest emission of adrenaline and glucose in blood, promotes mobilization of the hidden reserves of an organism, but no overheating of internals at the same time happens.
It's not true. Winter swimming requires existence of a reservoir with cold water, and on a considerable part of the territory of our country such conditions remain from fall to spring. It is possible to be engaged in a similar hardening and all the year round, in those places where there are underground sources with ice water or the mountain rivers flowing from glaciers.
The dangerous delusion capable to lead to the most sad effects. First, winter swimming has a number of medical contraindications. Among them there are chronic pathologies of cardiovascular system and a respiratory organs, gynecologic problems, damages of kidneys and urinary tract, heavy degree of an idiopathic hypertensia, some types of an allergy. Secondly, even rather healthy person should not jump in an ice-hole without preliminary preparation. An organism it is necessary to accustom to low temperatures gradually. Usually recommend to begin with douches with cold water, immersions in a bathtub or the indoor pool, rubdowns of a body snow. The first bathing on open water should not continue longer than several seconds, with obligatory subsequent transition to the warm room, grinding of a body and disguise to dry clothes. At the correct approach to an immersion hardening in a reservoir are carried out regularly, with gradual increase in duration of procedures and strict control of health.
Contrary to popular belief, "walruses" sometimes catch a cold, though much less than the people who are not engaged in a hardening. However to plunge into cold water at an indisposition (with the increased body temperature or the catarral phenomena) it is inadmissible. Winter swimming is not the therapeutic procedure, it is only a method of prevention of catarrhal diseases and strengthening of immunity.
In this statement there is a grain of truth: the people who are regularly engaged in winter swimming get used to procedures, and feel some discomfort when it is necessary to refuse immersions. This state is very similar to constant thirst for dangerous occupations of which some athletes thrill-seekers are fond. Really, something turns out like dependence, but not from cold water, and from hormonal splashes which arise during bathing. If the person ceases to control similar feelings and begins to carry out procedures too often, he can do harm to the health.
Pilot "walruses" claim that an optimal variant are bathings two times a week.
And this is absolutely incorrect. Winter swimming well affects a metabolism and helps to normalize body weight. It is proved that full "walruses" as a result of regular trainings gradually grow thin, and too thin – gain missing weight.
At immersion in cold water there is a sharp vasospasm which can provoke a loss of consciousness. Therefore it is really undesirable to be dipped with the head. Pilot "walruses" which organism already got used to differences of temperatures do it seldom, depending on extent of tempering. It is better for beginner to bathe in a rubber hat and not to hang the head in water. For the same reason it is not recommended to plunge alone: nearby there shall be people capable to give help in emergency situation.
It is categorically forbidden to accept alcohol before immersion. Its influence on vessels can be combined with impact of cold and lead to unpredictable effects. Besides, the drunk person loses ability to soberly estimate surrounding reality and begins to behave too self-confidently. Immersion in such state is fraught with overcooling of an organism and even death.
As for libations after bathing, the people who are seriously engaged in winter swimming claim that alcohol does not help to be warmed. On the contrary, reception of any cold drinks after immersion can lead to overcooling of respiratory tracts. But, having left water and having changed clothes, it is useful to drink a glass of sweet warm tea to compensate the energy spent by an organism.
The statement has nothing in common with reality. Power and motive exercises are necessary for accumulation of muscle bulk and development of muscles. Short-term immersion in cold water and winter swimming of loadings such is not created.
In spite of the fact that winter bathings in our country have very old roots, winter swimming is not exclusively Russian invention. The clubs combining supporters of this method of a hardening exist in the majority of the European countries (the most known – in Finland, Belgium and Poland), the USA, Canada and China.
Winter swimming in open reservoirs – a remarkable way of strengthening of protective forces of an organism, activation of work of all systems and bodies. At competent approach it helps to avoid many problems with health, for a long time to keep youth, physical and intellectual activity, interest in life.
Four segments of dark chocolate contain about two hundred calories. So if you do not want to recover, better not to eat it is more than two segments in days.
Scientists always aimed to offer fundamental explanations for medical problems. Their theories formed the basis of modern methods is treated...Section: Articles about health
The metabolism at each person proceeds in own way. However between the speed of this process and disposal of excess weight after all all have a dependence. Unfortunately, the people inclined to try on itself numerous "miracle" diets, not always at...Section: Articles about health
It is pleasant to state a possibility of improvement of quality of life of people with problems of functioning of secretory system. Efforts of talented inventors created products which will be able to provide normal life activity of clients with moderate degree of a disease, it is essential to facilitate the help to patients with strongly expressed disturbances....Section: Articles about health
People know that thermal sources have salutary force long ago. Treatment by natural waters is one and...Section: Articles about health
High temperature - a frequent symptom of such widespread diseases as a SARS, quinsy, pneumonia, etc. To reduce heat, having facilitated a condition of the patient, doctors recommend to accept antipyretics, however their use is not always possible. Too h...Section: Articles about health
Osteoporosis this general disease which main sign is decrease in density of a bone tissue. On distribution width it takes the fourth place among noninfectious diseases. The illness develops at mature age more often: in our country about a third of women and a quarter of men suffers from it 50 years are more senior....Section: Articles about health
The varicosity has familiarly many, statistically, this disease more than a half of all adult population. As...Section: Articles about health
Tea is loved and use almost everything. This drink has tonic properties, contains the tannins capable to suppress activity of causative organisms. Recently great popularity was gained by teas with vegetable additives. Лечеб...Section: Articles about health
White teeth and the Hollywood smile – a dream of many people. Long time was considered that the plaque on teeth and change of their color – destiny of those who incorrectly eat smokes and badly brushes teeth. But the paradox is available: at everything the variety of toothpastes, brushes existing today for toothbrushing and conditioners for a mouth the number of the people hesitating of a plaque on teeth does not decrease. Moreover, the plaque is formed even at small children who definitely do not smoke and have no coffee. So in what business, and опас...Section: Articles about health
The pancreas performs two functions in a human body: release of enzymes without which digestion carbohydrate is impossible...Section: Articles about health
Sooner or later hair turn gray at all. Many people try to hide these changes, returning natural color of the hair by means of coloring, or considerably changing it for the purpose of creation of absolutely new image. All know that the gray hair is a sign приближающ...Section: Articles about health
The majority of gynecologic diseases prove three main signs, each of which speaks about need of a visit to the gynecologist. Certainly, it is possible to establish the exact diagnosis only after inspection, but on the basis of some signs it is possible to assume existence of this or that pathology. Let's consider symptoms of the female diseases which are found most often....Section: Articles about health
They say that to ensure health and longevity of people it is obliged. Really, at competent approach to these questions, we will pass...Section: Articles about health
All like to sing. Small children with pleasure are engaged in a vocal, not especially thinking of hit in a melody. Adults most often hesitate, being afraid to show lack of talents in this area, and it is vain: singing is very useful for health....Section: Articles about health
It seems, quite recently you brought the baby from maternity hospital, but time flew by, and here it is already going to join the first in life children's collective. How to prepare the child for visit of a garden? What needs to teach him to facilitate adaptation process? What to tell and how to behave that the kid transferred changes in the life without serious consequences? Let's try to find answers to these questions....Section: Articles about health
Ayurveda - the most ancient tselitelsky practice which came to us from India. It represents the doctrine about maintenance physical, ps...Section: Articles about health
According to World Health Organization, every third inhabitant of Earth has excess weight, and every tenth has obesity. The reason of this phenomenon, according to specialists, roots in one not very comforting fact: most of people consume much...Section: Articles about health
Healthy lifestyle today in fashion, and many parents think of that the child from the early childhood played sports. Trainings will help it to become strong and hardy, will improve coordination of movements, and also will exert positive impact on mentality: it will become more collected and purposeful....Section: Articles about health
The medicine promptly develops, and the fact that else quite recently it seemed by miracle can now. We are not surprised any more to the fact that sport...Section: Articles about health
In consciousness of our many compatriots idea that folk remedies if are no more effective, than medicinal "chemistry" strongly took roots, then are precisely less harmful. Unfortunately, it is not always fair: some receptions treating...Section: Articles about health
Some people consider what for medicine of the 21st century of secrets in the field of health of the person almost does not exist. It absolutely not so. The more answers scientists receive, the more the most difficult questions are raised for them by life. Besides, there are diseases which are not explained with science in any way of which existence people know for 100-150 years. These diseases meet not so often, but from some of them nobody is insured....Section: Articles about health
Cystitis, or inflammation of a mucous membrane of a bladder, this very widespread disease, which, owing to some persons...Section: Articles about health
The modern person not always manages to find housing in the environmentally friendly region and such work which would not do harm to health. With food stuffs at first sight the situation is much better: shops are overflowed with goods which are positioned пр...Section: Articles about health
Reactive pancreatitis - the disease which is characterized by inflammatory process in a pancreas which arises most often because of excess activity of digestive enzymes. It − the emergency state which treatment has to take place in surgical department under control of doctors. The acute inflammation of gland can become the reason of its transition to a chronic form, and also development is purulent - necrotic pancreatitis which the extensive necrosis of fabrics can follow. Zabolev...Section: Articles about health
The naturopathy sometimes moves as the new direction of medicine, something like fashionable hobby, and there is nothing farther from the truth....Section: Articles about health
Statistically cystitis 25-30% of women up to 40 years have. With age this indicator raises, besides many do not get to statistics because do not see a doctor. The most sad that after the regular visits to doctors, long reception of antibiotics...Section: Articles about health
It would seem, to buy drugs in Moscow does not make a problem – a drugstore, and not one, is available for each resident of the capital within walking distance. And, nevertheless, Internet drugstores become more popular – what it is possible to explain such phenomenon with? Actually there is a lot of reasons and if to formulate them it is short, then the most suitable word will be - "conveniently". We suggest to get acquainted in more detail with pluses and minuses of online drugstores that buying drugs, not to make the wrong choice....Section: Articles about health