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Water Bodies and Their Health Benefits

By January 11, 2016All Post

Water bodies and their health benefits? Water bodies such as lakes, rivers, ponds, seas, oceans, springs, and more, have always been regarded as a source of nourishment. They are resources that provide us with food and sometimes drinking water.

 Water bodies are also believed to have a very positive effect on human health, both physically and emotionally.

Living near or frequently going to a lake, pond, beach, river or any other large water body can have a very positive effect on your life. Take a look at the benefits below to see how water bodies can enhance your living.

Lake Buchanan

Beautiful Lake Buchanan in Texas

Lowers stress levels. Stress can be induced by many things and can cause an array of health issues. Big water bodies are useful tools through which you can cope with and lower stress levels. This can be achieved by exercising in the water, as well as arranging relaxing activities (i.e. picnics, walks, etc.) that center around your pond, lake, river, or whatever water body you have available.

Stimulates and enforces the immune system. Frequently submerging in natural water bodies is a great way to stimulate and reinforce your immune system. Bacterias grow freely in natural water bodies, and although it may seem like they pose a threat they actually help your immune system. Constant exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, hormones and pesticides found in our food tend to hinder our immune system. Exposing ourselves to weak bacteria serves our immune system as a simulation, and can help raise your antibody count and strengthen your immune system.

Releases endorphins. Carrying out physical activities such as swimming releases endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are chemicals your brain naturally releases into your body. They are important because they help reduce pain, gives a feeling of euphoria, fight off depression and anxiety, improves sleep, stabilize blood pressure, enhances the workings of your immune system and, best of all, makes us look fit and healthy.

Freshwater fish


Lake Buchanan

Beautiful Lake Buchanan in Texas

Stimulates blood circulation. Going to a water body frequently is a great way to combat blood circulation problems. Physical activities, combined with the reduced gravitational effect water bodies have help stimulate your entire circulatory system. This means that blood and heart related diseases and conditions can be treated, to a certain extent, through natural (and synthetic) water bodies. 

Great way to play and do some exercise. Laughter is the best medicine some people say, and water bodies are a great place to get some good old fun. Water Polo, swimming, and volleyball are just a few group and solo activities you can carry out to brighten up your day. If you would like to explore the possibility of having a water body built in your property give us a call at 1-800-622-6899 and one of our qualified representatives will be able to assist you today!


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