How Swimming Can Help Children Deal With Stress

If you suspect your child has an anxiety disorder, you should talk to his or her pediatrician or a mental health specialist for an evaluation. That can help you determine an appropriate treatment plan. You can also help your child by providing a healthy diet, making sure he or she gets plenty of sleep, and establishing a regimen of physical activity, which can help reduce anxiety.

Swimming is a full-body exercise than can provide a number of benefits to a child struggling with anxiety. It helps improve motor skills because of the coordination involved, and the focus that swimming requires can provide children with a respite from their anxious thoughts. The breath control required, the warm buoyant water and the screen-free environment can also help promote relaxation in your child. The accompanying resource details more about the benefits of swimming.

Provided by Big Blue Swim School

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