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Sports of the water variety

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It’s summer again, we know it doesn’t seem like it sometimes, but trust us – it’s here, now. Here at Action Glen, we are firm believers that we can’t let a bit of rubbish weather get in the way of enjoying summer and there really is no better time to try out one of our water sports at Loch Earn

Our water sports run from April to October (we’re not so daft that we carry it on through the winter) and we’ve got some good news! It turns out that water sports are actually way better for you in chilly waters – well we’ve got plenty of that here!

We’ve put together a list of reasons why cold water is the way forward for water sports…

Natural buzz

First of all, cold water is known to cause a natural high which can become quite addictive. The reason for this buzz are our endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers, so when you jump into the cold water, they jump in to take the sting from your skin.

Double that up with the buzz you’ll get from getting thrown off of Big Mable and you’ll be leaving us high as a kite.


Big Mable out on the water at Loch Earn


Being cold sends the blood pumping to your internal organs, working your heart like a pump. It boosts the circulation and exfoliates the skin by flushing it of impurities, giving you a beautiful glowing complexion.

You could always do this with a cold shower, but it won’t be anywhere near as fun as hanging on for dear life and flying off the Tornado.


Tornado out on Loch Earn, Action Glen watersports centre


Boosts the immune system

For your body, a sudden and drastic change in temperature causes an attack – something Jack knew a thing or two about when Rose refused to let him on that door! While we don’t want to get as cold as Jack, a wee bit of cold can be a good thing for the immune system.

Scientists in the Czech Republic carried out an experiment where willing subjects were put in cold water for one hour, three times a day. They found increases in white blood cells and other positive factors relating to the immune system.

They put this down to the cold water being a ‘mild stressor’ which activates the immune system to give it some practice.

Who would have thought that cold water would have so many benefits, who cares if the sun doesn’t have his hat on! Come and get high on life on the chilly waters of Loch Earn, all while boosting your immune system and perfecting that complexion.

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