Tag: Swimming

Three Tips For Open Water Swimming
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Three Tips For Open Water Swimming

Swimming in open water offers many joys not found in pools, and also a few challenges, like waves. Happily, now comes the Wall Street Journal with three pieces of sound advice about such challenges. WSJ Fitness reporter Jen Murphy consults Sara McLarty, a coach and owner of Swim Like A Pro […]

Another Reason Not To Pee In the Pool
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Another Reason Not To Pee In the Pool

OK, peeing in a swimming pool is gross, but if it’s insufficiently gross dissuade potential pee-ers, here’s another thing to think about. Researchers at Purdue University have found that the uric acid in urine interacts with chlorine (in pools) in surprising ways, and can create hazardous “volatile disinfection byproducts,” including […]

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Pool Water Can Damage Teeth

Yet another reason to swim in a lake: researchers at NYU have found that improperly chorinated swimming pools can take a toll on your teeth. Futurity reports that rexearchers at the school have documented the case of a 52-year-old man who suffered from “extremely sensitive teeth,” dark staining, and rapid […]

Swimming Lowers Blood Pressure
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Swimming Lowers Blood Pressure

Here’s a good reason to suffer the brief discomfort of jumping in the deep end: swimming appears to lower your blood pressure. The Wall Street Journal reports on a study in which researchers recruited 43 adults, 50 to 80 years old, who were at least mildly hypertensive, and divided them […]