Reasons why the beach is good for your health –
justifying why you should go!
The sand under your toes, the salt in your hair and the sun warming your body. How can you not just forget all your worries and be filled with positivity and tranquility?
Proven through various studies, effects of the beach are beneficial to your physiological and psychological health and well being. Here is a short summary of these and why you should take that break for yourself and head down to the beach!
Topping up those pesky vitamins
The World Health Organization studies have found that sunshine fosters a general feeling of well-being and stimulates blood circulation.
Short exposure to sunlight (about five to 15 minutes) two to three times a week during the summer is enough to keep vitamin D levels high.
Vitamin D is vital for calcium and phosphorous absorption from food and encourages skeletal development, immune function, and blood cell formation.
So not only will the beach instantly give you a happy glow, but it will also make you a picture of good health! Just don’t forget your SPF!
Another reason why your body will be happy with you is when you go swimming in the sea!
This location is one of the easiest and most picturesque places to burn a few calories. The Independent shows that swimming burns close to 500 calories per hour.
With the thought of this how wants to be exercising in a crowded, un-hygienic gym environment compared to being surround by this paradise?
Feel chilled and zen-like when you take a trip to the beach?
One of the psychological benefits due to this is study by Richard Shuster, PsyD, clinical psychologist and host of The Daily Helping podcast.
“The color blue has been found by an overwhelming amount of people to be associated with feelings of calm and peace,” says Shuster. “Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.”
Not to mention the calming crash of waves breaking on the shore, can also help send your mindset into a positive slow pace.
Power sources and electrical devices can lead to a great deal of positive ion exposure, which can lead to anxiety, breathing difficulty, irritability and an overall lack of energy.
Good news for you, found outdoors in natural clean air sources, such as the beach, negative ions are present. Negative ions can reverse the effects of their positive counterparts on your body. Also helping to purify blood, revitalize cell metabolism and boost your immune system.
Sea air help with respiratory health
Reader’s Digest reports that sea air contains tiny droplets of sea water enriched with salt, iodine, magnesium and other trace elements, which stimulate immune reactions by the skin and respiratory organs and effectively clears up the airways. Well known to relieve symptoms associated with asthma, and other respiratory problems. More reason to take long strolls along the beach and get lost in one’s thoughts!
Free spa day!
Everyone loves something for nothing, and here is the perfect example!
According to the US National Institutes of Health –
“Sea salt is packed with healthy skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which is exactly what makes it so beneficial to various skin conditions. It absorbs the toxins in the body and on the skin, including acne-causing bacteria, and works to treat infections and encourage the healing processes.”
Also the sand is a great exfoliate for your skin, removing any of that ugly dead skin and making way for the pure skin, for the fresh new you.
Unplug and Unwind
Get off your phone! Here you don’t need social media to distract you of the real beauty of the beach. Have a digital detox – Working is not for the beach, therefore you can just relax. You will want to be enjoying every moment of the natural environment around you, until you have to go back into filling the routine roles in your life.