Study says going to the beach is good for your mental and physical well-being
Published by Positive Outlooks on April 25, 2018
Have you ever wondered why you feel energized after going to the beach? Several studies from the United States and Britain found out that the beach improves happiness, well-being, and even the brain function of an individual.
This finding is supported by the research by Kobe University that residents in Japan who live in a house with a view of the ocean are calmer and more peaceful than those who live in the urban jungle. Similar findings are found by Health Place claiming that Brits who live by the coast report better physical and mental health.
Studies found out that the feeling of peace and calmness brought about by the sea is referred to as “blue space”. The said effect is due to the combination of soothing sights, smell, and sounds of the water. This combination induces meditation that is good for your health.
Medical Daily published the benefits of a day at the beach. Sea water contains magnesium, potassium, and iodine that are natural disinfectant. Inhaling the sea air also has respiratory benefits that result in a good night’s sleep. The sound of the waves slows down our nervous system and promotes relaxation.
The following are the health benefits you get from going to the beach.
Reduce stress level
A stroll on the beach significantly reduces stress level and makes you calmer. Water is a natural cure against stressors. Do you often wonder why you feel good whenever you are on the beach? The beach is a mood booster.
Moreover, water has a lot of positive ions that makes you feel at ease. No need to swim the depths, just wriggle your toes on the shallow ends and you will experience instant relaxation.
Are you in a creative slump? Studies believe that the beach is a solution to get out of the rut. This explains why ideas, poems, and novels are created after a quick excursion at the beach.
The blue space clears your head that allows you to resolve problems in a creative way. The explanation behind this is that the beach triggers a feeling of calmness that allows you to tune everything else out.
Be more positive
Similar to the effects on stress level and creativity, the beach relieves depression and leaves you with a positive feeling.
The hypnotic sound of the waves as well as the calming sight and smell of the beach can induce meditation. Therefore, it will clear your mind on the problems and chaos.
Change perception in life
The ultimate health benefit of going to the beach is it changes your perception and attitude towards life in general. Nature has been the key to a happier and healthier life. When troubled, it is best to rest your mind and body near the waters.