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Here's another shot from last weekend's trip to Capitol Reef.
The study compared the mood of winter swimmers with a control group. At the start of the study there were few differences between the groups, but the swimmers showed several advantages as the research continued.
“Tension, fatigue, memory and mood negative state points in the swimmers significantly decreased with the duration of the swimming period. After four months, the swimmers felt themselves to be more energetic, active and brisk than the controls,” according to International journal of circumpolar health [Int J Circumpolar Health] 2004 May; 63 (2), pp. 140-4.
The study also noted that swimmers who suffered from rheumatism, fibromyalgia, or asthma, reported that winter swimming relieved pain.
Found with the MEDLINE database at Pioneer, Utah's Online Library
My Aunt Susan loved all things nostalgic. As I rode past this Fruita barn at Capitol Reef National Park over the weekend, I could almost hear her saying, "Oh Richard, look at the wood on that barn." I also like the way the line of the roof works with the cliffs and the sky.