Apart from the sheer joy of taking a break and enjoying it's beauty, the beach offers many amazing health benefits!
Salt Water - everyone knows salt water is healing. Swimming in salt water is great for your skin, helps heal cuts & scrapes, and does wonders for your joints and muscles. For added pampering, sit by the water and gently rub wet sand onto hands, legs, and feet before swimming. Just like being at the Spa, it's a natural exfoliant!
Exercise your Senses - sit back and rejuvenate! Think about all five senses. Take a few minutes to think about each sense and breath in the calm that it brings. Smell the ocean air......it's healthy air! Sea air is charged with negative ions. These negative ions accelerate our ability to absorb oxygen and help balance levels of seratonin (our "feel good, happy hormone").
Taste the salt air....feel the warm sand beneath your feet and walk into the cool ocean water. Touch and see the beauty around you! The view of the vast ocean, white sand, and the colorful sea shells that decorate the sea shore.
Hear the calming waves and rush of the ocean water. Research shows the sound of ocean waves alters our own brain waves and lulls us gently into a relaxed state.
Feel Better Instantly - By taking a little time to enjoy the beach, your body responds within moments and begins lowering Cortisol levels. Cortisol levels rise with stress and can be very harmful to our health over time (ever wonder why you get fat just around your belly despite dieting? or crave sugar?) Taking every opportunity to lower stress, thus lowering our Cortisol, will benefit our body greatly.
So heal your body from the inside and outside by enjoying a beautiful, long day at the beach! See you there!