Emotional health

Physical activity can also improve emotional health. Some of the benefits of exercise to emotional health include:

Stress relief

-Swimming causes an increase i n serotonin (a chemical found in the body) - when it is released it makes you feel good.

-Swimming can take your mind of any problems

Reduced Boredom

- You have fun when you swim.
- You feel good if winning or meeting a challenge.
-You have something to do.

Aesthetic Appreciation

-Example: you might enjoy seeing a swimmer demostrate smooth and efforthless swimming.

Swimming can improve your emotional health by helping you “feel good”. Which of the following causes this “feel good factor”?

A: An increase in testosterone

B: An increase in serotonin

C: An increase in blood pressure

D: An increase in narcotic analgesics

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