So sea swimming in Iceland - what´s that all about?
If you drive 5 minutes away from downtown Reykjavik you will find this beautiful man mate beach with a little lagoon in the middle. When you get closer to it you will find a hot tub filled with people, all ages, wearing neophrene socks and gloves, chatting about the day and sippin on some water or coffee with a big big smile on their faces and red happy cheeks. This is the best and most relaxed place in Reykjavik even though the sport you´re doing is pretty extreme. So this is winter time - it´s another story when you will go there during the summer. Than you will find a packed beach with people soaking on the sun, swimming in the lagoon and even some beach ball players!
But I want to tell you more about see swimming in this winter wonderland.
So it´s extreme, it´s fun but is it really good for you?
The benefits of getting into the freezing cold ocean and into the hot water again gets your blood pumping so you´re intare body system get´s to their work out for the day!
It boosts your immune system and gives it some practice when entering the cold water!
It´s a fast way to get magnesium to your bloodstream which is always good for you!
And of course the natural high...:) that even stays with you through out the rest of your day and I promise it will make come back for more!
Even though the 27°sea here is well appriciated now I can not wait to get back home for some cold ocean dip and swim and a nice hot tub chat with my friends afterwards :) but until then...cold shower!
Inga Margrét Jónsdóttir
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-It is what we create...
-It is what we choose it to be.
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