Diana's Travel Chania Crete
Safety by the sea
Please be careful when swimming, especially when the sea is rough as there may be strong currents. Few beaches are supervised, but if the RED FLAG is flying, DON’T SWIM. if a lifeguard isn’t present at the beach, use your common sense, if it looks rough, don’t swim! Yellow flag- swim with caution and White flag – calm- no restrictions.
There really is a reason for not swimming after you eat and the reason is that your body is using all it’s energy to digest the food in your stomach and it does so by taking energy from other parts of your body that aren’t need it i.e. your limbs. Therefore, if you do try to swim energetically after eating – your body hasn’t got time to prepare the limbs and disperse the energy which means you will not have the strength to cope with strenuous exercise like swimming. So be wise and swim before eating – relax, digest at least 2 hours and then swim.