The Water Instinct Blog

22 June 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Obesity, how swimming can help

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One can only imagine the harmful consequences that this illness will have upon the individual that suffers from obesity. But what is it exactly? What is obesity and how common is it. Let’s talk numbers. One is officially considered obese

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19 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Outdoor swimming pools: summer training tips

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Three, two, one….summer is already here! Great! Sunshine, warm weather and… where should I go to swim?! For those lucky swimmers who live along the coast, it a no-brainer: open-water swimming. But what about those who live in big cities

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14 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

4 exercises to strengthen your ankles

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Find out why you need to strengthen your ankles and how to do it. A swimmer’s ankles are extremely important for a very simple reason: they connect your legs to your feet. A swimmer’s leg kick is completed by their

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12 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Kickboards and fins to improve your breaststroke

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3 different drills to focus on your leg kick, arm stroke and another key part of the breaststroke: the underwater arm stroke. You definitely need to improve your technique if you want to swim the breaststroke better. This article will

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7 June 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Learn the correct freestyle hand position

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Improve the position of your fingers during the underwater stage of your stroke. Try our exercises! How many times have you been told “Close your fingers, otherwise you won’t catch the water”? Well, when you swim you have to think

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29 May 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Children and their fear of water: how to prevent it and overcome it

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Water can be scary, especially for the youngest ones who are approaching this fascinating element for the first time. It’s not uncommon though, that even adults feel a certain resistance when it comes to swimming activities due to their fears

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24 May 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Polymyalgia rheumatica: the benefits of the swimming pool

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A complicated name for a troublesome disease. What is polymyalgia rheumatica? It’s an intense inflammation of the muscles in the body. It’s a problem that can make your life quite difficult, reducing its quality dramatically. What causes it and how

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22 May 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

Dive and tumble turn: 2 exercises to improve your push-off

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Let’s see why and, above all, how to improve your push-off when diving in and tumble-turning. As we all know, there are four different swim strokes, but over the last few years the underwater phase has come to be seen

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18 May 2018

Topics: Training & Technique

It is just a matter of… LEGS!

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Today we will be looking at how to use your legs and we will also be suggesting some specific training exercises. For adult men in particular, legs can often become little more than “dead weights”! Bulky masses of muscle, which,

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17 May 2018

Topics: Fitness & Wellness

Fitness, weight-loss and body toning: 5 busted myths

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1. Calories don’t count: FALSE! Of course they do! The only way to lose weight is to put our bodies in a situation where they are in calorie deficit; in other words, the amount of the calorie intake has to

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