Health benefits of a beach walk
Visits to the beach psychologically restore us, enabling us to better handle the stress of everyday life
Everyone knows that spending some quality time outdoors is good for your health on both a mental and physical level. You know that incredible feeling of relaxation and peace that you experience at the beach?
If you’ve ever been sitting on the beach, feeling extremely relaxed, it’s not just in your head! Scientists claim that there is a change in the way your brain reacts to that environment that leaves you feeling re-energized, relaxed, and rested.
Spending time at the beach will change your perspective on life
Nature has a gentle way of helping you become a happier person. The beach can help you realign your soul.
So grab your bikini and pack your picnic bag, because it’s time to head to the beach!
The beach increases your creativity
Being in a relaxed state with the smell of the sea can help you clear your head and approach your problems in a more creative way. Similar to meditation, the beach can give you a feeling of stillness that allows you to shut all the fuss and focus on what matters.
Going to the beach can help reduce feelings of depression
In a similar way that the beach can assist with your creativity, the beach can also provide relief to the symptoms of depression. The hypnotizing sounds of the waves in combination with the different smells and visuals of the beach can leave you in a peaceful zen state.
Going to the beach reduces stress
Water is full of naturally occurring elements and minerals that can help you feel at ease. So whether you’re jumping into a pool or dipping your toes in the ocean, you’re definitely going to experience a feeling of relaxation. Water can be a great way to quickly boost your mood! You will have less stress, sleep better and feel abundantly happy.
A dose of vitamin D
Sunlight is one of the best sources of vitamin D, as exposure to UVB rays causes cholesterol in our skin to synthesize vitamin D3. Why do we need vitamin D? It’s essential for bone health, metabolism, the immune system, and mental health. If you’re low on vitamin D you can get your daily dose in just 10 minutes of unprotected sun exposure!
Ease inflammation and infections
Seawater contains minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iodine that help the body fight infection and can ease inflammation symptoms like morning stiffness. Salt water acts as a natural disinfectant that cleans wounds and speeds healing. Magnesium helps treat skin inflammation and redness and iodine boost your metabolism
A day at the beach stimulates almost all our senses, but especially touch. Contact with sand is especially powerful because you’re walking barefoot, which stimulates all your nerve endings in each foot. The physical sensation of putting your feet in warm sand is relaxing, and you’ll get the grounding, mood-boosting benefits of earthing.
I always sleep like a baby at the end of a long day at the beach. The exercise and relaxation I get there make me feel like a new me!
Joris J A Plu