Water-based Activities Good for Health
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Apr 3 2014 10:51AM
If you love water-based activities, you may be helping your health more than you thought. A study from the University of Western Australia School of Sport Science suggests immersing the body in water to the level of the heart increases blood flow through the brain's cerebral arteries, thus improving vascular health and cognitive function.
Researchers are now working on a six-month study to determine if water-based exercise results in consistently greater increases in cerebral blood flow compared to land-based workouts.