Good Health Is Wealth

If I had the option to choice between wealth and health, I will choose health.

Many will agreed with me here. But certainly some will not.

Health is wealth indeed. With good health, one has a strong body in which to go for and make wealth.

It is with a sound healthy mind and body that one can brainstorm and create all the natural resources one can imagine.

With this thinking, we need a good healthy foods,that is well prepared to sustain the body.

Not only this, but vigorous to moderate exercise that induced breathing and blood flow to carry oxygen and dissolved food nutrients in the blood stream all over the body.

Good health is wealth indeed.

Miebakagh Fiberesima

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Advantages And Benefits Of Swimming And How You Can Learn To Swim Part2

Learning To Swim

Step One: Get A Good Coach.

A swim instructor or teacher will be able to give you a lesson on swimming. A friend who can swim can even teach you the ropes. How about taking your swimming lesson from your partner?

If you are an adult, you need at least an hour per session. Children from 6 to 12 years will need 15 to 45 minutes.

There is no standard instruction as to how to learn how to swim. Instructions may differ, but the arm strokes and leg kicks for competitive and all swimming are the same.

Your first lesson should be how to breathe while you are immersed in the water. How do we breathe under water?

We breathe with our mouth while under the water like a fish. This is called buccal breathing.

Begin in shallow water. That is, water in which is knee or waist deep, and you are able to stand.

Step Two: Get Comfortable In Water

Breathing Lesson. A breathing lesson I found useful is to fill a bucket or big bowl with water.

Now, take a deep breath. Immersed your face in the bucket or bowl of water and breathe out with your mouth. Note bubble forming out as you breathe out. Breathing out with the nose seems to be hard with most people, so breathe out with the mouth. 

Do not swallow any water. Continue to breathe out and in with your mouth two more time while your head still immersed in the water. Rise your head and rest.

Do this two more time. Do it whenever you take a bath until you can breathe out and in comfortable with your mouth.

The next time you are in shallow water, or a swimming pool, immersed your head and practice breathing in and out with your mouth.

A fish has no nostril but breathe in and out with the mouth.

Toads use the same method.

Start with a moderate depth say waist or chest deep that you can stand. If there is a mistake or misshape, you can stand up to breathe normally in such a situation.

This is how you should breathe when you are completely immersed in the water, buccal breathing.
Later, we will see how breathing can be integrated with arm strokes and kicking movements.

Step Three: Banish Your Fears Of Water.

Why people are afraid to swim is because of drowning. They cannot breathe under water. They do not know how to breathe under water. This is the all basic fear. Now you do know how to do it prettily good.

Next, never go for swimming alone while you are in the learning stage. But you go with your teacher or with a good and strong swimmer. It is much better to go with group of swimmers who knows what there are up to.

While getting used to the water, do not swim in running water. You will not know what to do in a critical condition like an undercurrent drift.

Do not swim during a bad weather; and in water that is extremely too cold because your leg and arm muscles can fail you when they get rigid.  Even your breathing under water will be short due to the cold. You will have a hard time to paddle yourself out of the water.

Step Four: Learn Floating Techniques.

In water that is at waist level, place your two hands palms down a foot away and your legs will float.
You can use your hands to move like a wheel barrow, while your legs still float. Enjoy the fun for awhile!

If you like, you can alternately kick the legs up and down in the water. This is the scissor kick.


This will propel you forward and your hands get off the bottom of the pool!

The fall only tells you that your hands need to be employed to continue to move forward.

Alternately, hold the side of the swimming pool arms apart, and allow your legs to float. In this posture, you make a T shape with your body by straight out your legs.

It is optional to wear a goggle during a swimming session. It let you see clearly. But you can open your eyes under water and swim.

More Floating Confidence:

The Mushroom float: Easy come and easy go with beginners. Water should be at chest level. 

Shoulder should be under water while the face is submerged. Clasp your knees with both hands. Your body will swirl forward and float. Your back appears to break the surface of the water.

The Front Float: You stand in water chest level, facing the side of the swimming pool or bath with both hands holding the rail. Breathe in and lower your face in the water for 2 to 3 seconds. Your legs will float effortlessly.

If you tuck the legs under the body and try to sit down, you will get to the standing position.
Always keep your shoulders under water which is shallow or chest level. This will make your body easy to float.

There is nothing for you to do and make your body float in water. The trick is that your body 

submerged completely in water and it will float effortlessly. That is why water should be at waist or chest level (and above as we advanced). As we duck under, the body effortlessly floated on its own!

The Back Float:

Water is at waist level.

Take a deep breath and hold.

Keep the shoulder under water as in the front float.

Keep the back of the head under water.

Always look toward your toes.

Avoid sitting at the bottom of the pool or shallow water and you should not try to lift the body and legs. Let the water support or do this.

Breathe out and breathe in again and hold.

If you breathe out and do not breathe in again your body will go under water.

The breathing in seems to inflate the body like a rubber balloon or tube.

This technique will help you relax or sleep on the water like the dead man posture! Breathe in and hold your breath. Straight your legs and keep your arm parallel to the body. Stay floated.

Threading Water

Water should be slightly above chest level but below the shoulder.

Stand strait or vertical.

Raise one leg up and try to lower it while you raise the other like you are trying to ride a bicycle.
Your hands likewise should be cupped and paddle the water up and down.

The arm motion balanced the leg peddle and you stay floated upward without any forward, backward or side movement.

Notice that I had not introduced any floating gear so far. My conviction is that one should learn to swim without the gears. It can be introduce if the learner had a hard time understanding instructions.

How You Can Learn To Swim The Breast Stroke

The breast stroke is one of the first strokes good for beginners in competition swimming. But competition swimming is hardly our concern here.

What matters is its importance in swimming like observing a sinking swimmer; and swimming on to save that life.

Again, the breast stroke is slowest of all the swimming strokes and can be use in a leisurely and relax manner in water.

It is the most popular of all swim strokes.

Three movements are all that it takes to make the breast stroke to success.

It is a hard stroke. All movement is done on the belly or breast with a fish-like stream line body.

In competition, if you miss one arm or leg stroke you stand disqualify, even if you come up tops!

First, is you press down and out. The body must be in a glide position in the water. You dive in straight out your hands and legs.

With your arms press down and out, take a dive and your head should be slightly above the water but face submerged. Keep both legs and arms straight together. Let the body glide awhile. In this way, the body is in a straight line or stream line posture. Keep the head always above water or submerged it slightly above water and look straight along the surface of the water.

Next, with the cupped hands, pull the hands, pull the arms downwards and outwards, and breathe in through the mouth.

Two, arms and legs bend. Bring or press your hands towards the body; and at the same time, draw up the knee toward the body and spread or open it outward apart so that a drag or slow down motion is avoid.

Third, is the glide. Arms and leg motion completed action and the body results in a glide position again as the beginning above.

Here you breathe out via, the mouth and nose.

After allowing the body to glide awhile, continue with step two above, for another glide and so on.
Then take your rest if need be.

This is the breast stroke technique of swimming.

To your good health and swimming fun!

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