Winter swimming fans have opened a new season in the regional center of Primorye.
“Until the ice has not pinned down the coast, swimming in open water is a pleasure. The video shows that we are at a relatively decent distance from the coast. Although the water is still warm: +3 ° C and the air in the morning was -4 ° C,”Natalya Petrova wrote on her Instagram.
Winter swimming fans. Photo from Instagram Natalia Petrova
For reference, hardening is an increase in the body's resistance to the adverse effects of physical environmental factors (low and high temperatures, low atmospheric pressure, etc.) is an important part of physical culture, as well as preventive and rehabilitation measures.
Hardening is based on the ability of the human body to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Hardening is carried out only as a result of a long-term systematic training effect of physical factors on the body with a gradual increase in the intensity and duration of exposure. So, exposure to cold increases the body's resistance only to low temperatures, and heat - to high temperatures. With the termination of hardening procedures, the degree of hardening of the body weakens.