How Does the Beach Benefit Your Mental Health


Most people associate the beach with relaxation and happiness. In 2012, a University of Exeter study found that simply living close to a beach improves one's health and wellbeing, so planning your next vacation in a beach town is the perfect way to regenerate mentally.

Time spent on the beach can have long-lasting benefits for people who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health conditions.

Spending just a few minutes walking along the beach can boost your mood as something is calming about the sound of ocean waves, the smell of the salty air, and the tingling feeling of sand beneath your feet. A study conducted by researchers at the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences in Japan found that coastal residents show better psychological effects thanks to their proximity to the ocean. Numerous studies help us appreciate why the beach may be the premier destination to boost your mood and improve your mental health. Spending time at the beach impacts your mental health in many ways:

  • lowers the stress hormone level
  • reduces anxiety
  • increases your self-esteem
  • promotes relaxation and calm

Time Spent on the Beach Brings an Energy Boost

The beach is an excellent place to head to whether you're feeling blue, stressed, or overwhelmed. According to Richard Shuster, a clinical psychologist: "Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves' frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state." The sights, smells, and sounds delight your senses:

  • The sound of repetitive waves crashing gently on the beach changes the brain waves and can induce a relaxed state.
  • Studies have shown that colors have different mental, emotional, and physical effects, and the blue of the ocean is one of the most calming colors.
  • Walking barefoot on sand brings stimulating benefits to the body, mind, and emotions, as the feet have a rich network of nerves and acupuncture points.

Enjoying Your Vacation in a Stylish Condo

It is difficult to be stressed when you're enjoying some of the best features of the beaches around Cardif-by-the-Sea.

Put your mind at ease with the soothing sounds of waves on a pristine beach and enjoy all the benefits of the sun, ocean, breeze and sand.

Whether you wish to enjoy a relaxing morning of meditation or start your day a bit more dynamic, hit the beach for a walk, or swim in the ocean.

There are plenty of ways to have fun on the beach or in the water, and all activities are fun and regenerating. So, whenever you feel burned out from too much work or overwhelmed by anxiety, head to the nearest beach or go for a seaside getaway.

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