Heading to the beach is one of the best ways to ward off stress. The fresh beach air and the soothing sounds of the waves rolling in helps you find your Zen. Having that beach right in your back yard doesn’t hurt either as research suggests.
Some research shows that as soon as you hear the natural heavenly sounds of the ocean, you will most likely forget about your everyday stresses. The peaceful sounds of the beach releases a hormone called serotonin which is responsible for relaxation.
After a few hours of soaking up the sun and getting your Vitamin D fix, you can expect to have a great night’s sleep too. The beach also gives you opportunities to exercise while on vacation and we all know the benefits of exercise!!
I bet you won’t mind taking a long walk down the path of the shoreline where the water hits the sand and eventually your feet. Or better yet jump in and take swim or maybe take some surfing lessons. You’ll actually be exercising and not even know it!
Don’t forget you will also get your beauty treatment in while on the beach. The sand actually exfoliates your feet, the beautiful sun over the ocean opens up pores while the salt water will help detoxify your skin.
Finally, the ocean will help you connect with your inner self. Being surrounded by nature’s true beauty will allow you to feel at peace. You can take it a step further and try doing some yoga on the beach.
Hitting the beach has so many health benefits, take time away from work to unwind and book that beach home!