Saturday, August 22, 2009

Swimming Aids

As at 21st August 2009, the total number of H1N1-related death cases had reached 68, a number which definitely shocked us all. With a few hundreds of new cases unrevealed each day, people in the nation are becoming more and more worried about the highly contagious disease.

Many such death cases across the country were due to multiple organs failure, particularly organs which relate to respiratory system. Whilst everyone of us thinks that by consuming GT&F Products can rest assure that we'll be maintaining our health in the optimum form, we cannot ignore the importance of active lifestyle too.

Decades ago, the elders and professionals from medical field found that swimming can definitely improve our health, particularly our respiratory system, and it is also considered as one of the best exercises of all.

A recent study which has published in Wiley Interscience has shown that swimming aids in children with asthmatic records. Not only that, swimming also proven that it is able to improve mouth-breathing, snoring, chest deformity, self-confidence and general feelings of disadvantage.

The research was done by dividing 7 to 12 year old children into two groups, where one group underwent a six-week swimming training program while also underwent asthmatic treatment at the same time. Whereas the other group of children did not.

The outcome shows that ALL the children who underwent the swimming program showed significant improvement, almost in all areas, including symptoms, hospitalizations, emergency room visits and school absenteeism.

Researchers postulated that swimming not only does not seem to provoke asthmatic attacks, in the contrary, it actually improve individuals with asthmatic records, increase the lung volume of individuals, develop good breathing patterns, and also helps greatly in shaping general fitness.

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