The Health Benefits of the Beach!

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Ahhh, the beach. The baking sun, soft sand, cresting waves and sea breeze on your face. There’s nothing quite like spending time at Florida’s beaches. Why do we feel so good there? And are the benefits from the beach physical or psychological? As snowbirds and tourists flock back to our shores, some Florida researchers offered their insights.
We all love going to the beach and relaxing. It can sometimes be a hassle to figure out how to look tan and flawless, but inevitably it is a pleasurable experience. Research shows that spending time by the ocean has many positive effects on health and well-being.

* The notion that being near a beach makes one feel healthy is not new, of course.

* When you put a person in a beach environment, “It’s not going to be any great surprise to you that people relax.

* It’s possible that the people living closest to the coast are simply wealthier and have better access to health care.

* The researchers also looked at the effect of moving near a coast. Moving closer to the sea “significantly improves people’s well-being,” By about a tenth as much as finding a new job.

* The seaside environment tremendously reduces stress as well as encourage your physical activity.

* The Ocean exposure could be a useful form of therapy. For instance, surfing might improve the well-being of troubled kids, researches says.

* Also being on the beach, and being surrounded by others who are doing the same thing can make us feel good by association.”You are around other people with the same agenda, and that can definitely help. The group psychology, if you will, is contagious.”

* Gazing out at the water — whether by sitting on the sand or peering out of a home window — can do wonders to clear the mind. “When you look out at the beach, there is sort of this infinity, this sense of perspective to get some distance from your everyday problems,”- they say. “Perhaps it helps that, in going to the beach, we are actively trying to leave everything else behind”.

Would you like to know more ? Click here to read 10 Health Benefits of the OCEAN.

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