Many health conscious people who desire optimal health seek out fitness centers, health clubs and or resorts as good healthy choice for staying fit, healthy and active. These environments can offer a plethora of exercise options, including swimming in pools and bathing in hot tubs.
For many sensitive individuals, it can become apparent that in some cases, there are hidden risks revolving around these areas being unclean or overly cleaned with various chemicals. One of the most popular disinfectant, found commonly in pools and water supplies is chlorine.
Chlorine is a highly volatile and dangerous chemical; however, in small amounts, it is considered a safe and effect method of disinfecting pools and public water supplies. At the same time, it can be worth noting, for sensitive individuals, that overuse or overexposure can be dangerous.
Recently, we were referred to this article, coincidentally after experiencing an over chlorinated hot tub, which was of course meant to be for the betterment of health.
This article references something we noticed from this experience, that a nice dip in an overly chlorinated hot tub, or pool, can leave one feeling a decrease in health vitality, rather than the expected benefits of the relaxation of warm, pure water, as if being in a natural hot spring.
It notes that absorbing chlorinated water through the skin is actually more dangerous than drinking it. It makes sense, because the skin is the largest organ of the body, where Vitamin D is produced and used to regulate health vitality, in terms of hormonal response, in accordance with one’s environment. By using chlorine all over the body, it can quickly reduce the body’s ability to maintain its balance with our natural environment, the rhythms of nature.
As we know, for optimal health and life experience, we want to be in sync with nature, the ecosystem of nature of which we are part of.
Chlorine has been shown to diminish vitamin E, vitamin C and polyunsaturated fatty acids in the skin potentially resulting in eye and skin irritations. Some swimmers use vitamin C & E skin spray to combat rashes.
Please refer to this article for more details.