Sea air and your health
Doctors have been prescribing trips to the sea side since the 18th Century.
Why is this?
Research has shown that the closer your proximity to the seaside the better you feel, with studies showing trips to the seaside helps with both your physical and mental health.
Physical Health Benefits.
Studies have found that the sound of waves alters brain patterns which helps to lull you into a deep relaxed state rejuvenating body and mind. Being by the sea also helps to inspire physical activity such as walking along the beach.
Swimming in the sea works your whole body and in turn improves circulation and increases the functions of the immune system, with recent studies showing that the vitamins, minerals and amino acids found in sea water produce antibiotic and antibacterial properties that help with immunity.
The sea air has also been found to be beneficial for the health of the skin the magnesium in the seawater helps to increase the skins elasticity, hydrates the skin and improves the appearance.
The negative ions in the sea air helps the body to absorb oxygen and balance serotonin levels that help to balance moods and stress.
Mental Health Benefits.
The sounds of the ocean waves helps to produce a meditative state, which help to reduce stress, increase relaxation and happiness, improve peace of mind, spontaneity and improve creativity.
While sitting at the beach in conjunction with the sun, it enables the endorphins to work away throughout the endocrine system.
The sea air also helps to preserve melatonin, tryptamine and serotonin levels in the brain which helps to fight off depression.
So if you can plan a trip down to the beach and let it help you with your health journey.