Science Confirms That Going To The Beach Is Good For You
The beach is one of the best places to escape to, and recent studies confirm that it helps release stress and heal your brain. Have you ever felt like dropping everything to relax a few hours on the beach? We all have and as it turns out, it's not just fantasy, as the beach has healing powers.
According to marine biologist Wallace Nichols, there is a strong biological connection between water and the human body. "Water is considered the elixir and source of life. It covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface, makes up nearly 70% of our bodies, and constitutes over 70% of our heart and brains."
"This deep biological connection has been shown to trigger an immediate response in our brains when we're near water. The mere sight and sound of water can induce a flood of neurochemicals that promote wellness, increase blood flow to the brain and heart and induce relaxation. Thanks to science, we're now able to connect the dots to the full range of emotional benefits being on, in, or near the water can bring."
People who live by coasts have shown better physical health and an improved sense of well-being. The contact with water, whether it's the ocean, sea, lake, or a river, induces a meditative state that makes us feel happier, more relaxed, calmer, and more capable of awe.
Just like you regularly need to clean your home or your clothes, your body and soul also need to be cleansed from time to time. You expose your body, soul, and mind to stress and exhaustion, which can negatively influence your health and well-being in the long run.
But, luckily, the ocean works like an elixir that restores your energy and inner balance, recharging your mind and soul. By connecting with the ocean, your spirit is revitalized, your spiritual awareness raises and the vibrational frequencies of your body, mind, and soul reach a new high when you spend time near water.
There are many ways you can benefit from the healing energy of the ocean. Take walks on the beach, go sailing or fishing, or just go for a swim. And if you're a mountain person, you'll surely find a river on your hikes, with the same healing effect as the ocean or the sea.