Strengthening the Physical and Mental Health of Students During Swimming Classes

Aim: The aim is to investigate the impact of swimming training sessions on the dynamics of somatic and mental health indicators of students of special medical groups. M aterials and Methods:The research involved 50 1st and 2nd year female students who had diseases of various etiology and were assigned to a special medical group. The students’ somatic health was examined according to the indicators of weight, lungs vital capacity, wrist dynamometry, heart rate, arterial blood pressure, Stange test and Genchi test. The mental health was assessed by method of “Well-being, activity and mood”. Results:The experiments conducted within the EG revealed an improvement in all studied indicators of both somatic and mental health. At the end of the research, the vital index, the Robinson index, the Stange and Genchi tests, the level of somatic health, well-being, and mood in the EG were significantly better than in the CG. Conclusions: Regular swimming training sessions help to improve the health of female students of special medical groups in general, strengthen their musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems as well as increase metabolism. In addition, swimming has a positive effect on the nervous system, relieves stress and improves the well-being of female students, increases their activity and mood.
Ключові слова
somatic and mental health, students, swimming, соматичне та психічне здоров'я, студентство, плавання
Бібліографічний опис
Zoya I. Filatova et al. Strengthening the Physical and Mental Health of Students During Swimming Classes. Acta Balneol, TOM LXIV, Nr 3(169);2022:240-245.