As you’ve probably concluded, we’re all about beach life. The sun, the sand, the scrumptious seafood fresh from the surf . . . what’s not to love? But seaside living does more than just put a smile on your face; it’s good for your health too.
How do we love life at the beach? Let us count the ways.
Health Benefits of Living by the Sea
- Wellness. It turns out that all those 18th century physicians were onto something when they prescribed a visit to the coast to cure all ailments. A recent UK study showed that, even discounting factors like age and economic factors, people who live by the sea are healthier than those who live away from the coast. Sea air encourages respiratory health, while sun exposure (with a healthy coating of SPF) is great for getting your daily dose of Vitamin D. Swimming in saltwater also speeds healing, boosts circulation, and encourages a good night’s sleep.
- Rest and relaxation. You know that feeling of sinking into warm sand and letting your troubles wash away? It’s not all in your head. Studies show that people are less stressed when they visit the coast. Even seeing pictures of the beach can reduce stress and increase feelings of contentedness. Feeling overwhelmed? An evening stroll with your toes in the surf is just the ticket to reduce anxiety, open your mind, and encourage creative thinking.
- Those soothing sea breezes. It’s not just the promise of relaxation that makes that sea breeze smell so good. The iodine, salt, and magnesium present in sea air can reduce the symptoms of asthma, promote respiratory health, improve allergies and skin problems, and stimulate the immune system.
- The energy to get moving. Seaside living promotes an active lifestyle. Walking or running on the beach is an excellent way to develop calf muscles, while exploring local trails, strolling the shops of 30A, and playing water sports gives you that amazing “Wait – I worked out today?” feeling.
To learn more about the timeless cottages in our Seacrest beachside community, call Magnolia Cottages by the Sea.