Seaside Living For A Healing Lifestyle

Jun 21 2019

Seaside Living For A Healing Lifestyle

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Seaside Living is known to encourage good health. And Woodbridge Island offers a healing lifestyle.
Doctors have been known to prescribe trips to the seashore as a cure from as early as the 18th century. Studies show that there is a link between the ocean and health. Hippocrates is said to have coined the term Thalassotherapy. It is the use of seawater and shore climate as a form of therapy. Practitioners claim that the properties of seawater have beneficial effects on the pores of the skin.

ThalassotheraphyWoodbridge Island’s beach promotes good physical health, and there’s much to be said for how it improves your mental wellbeing too.

Physical Health Benefits

Researchers have found that the sound of waves alters brain patterns. This lulls you into a deeply relaxed state and rejuvenates body and mind. Being near to the ocean is relaxing and encourages physical activity, even if just a simple a walk on the beach.

Walking on the beach provides good exercise effectively working your calves, thighs, and gluteal muscles, without you even realising it. For a full body workout, swimming in the ocean helps improves circulation and increases the function of your immune system.

Scientists have claimed that the seaside is good for your skin too. Magnesium in seawater increases skin’s elasticity, hydrates it, and improves its appearance. Salt and potassium chloride are great healers. Both are naturally found in seawater.

Seaside Living exposes you to ocean air. The negative ions in sea air accelerate your ability to absorb oxygen and balance your serotonin levels. A chemical of the body linked with mood and stress, helping you feel more alert, relaxed and energised.

Mental Health Benefits

Listening to the waves, feeling the ocean breeze and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin, all greatly affect mental wellbeing.

The rhythmic sound of the waves encourages meditation. The benefits of meditation are well reported. It is useful for stress reduction, deep relaxation, increased happiness, improved peace of mind, spontaneity and heightened creativity.

Sitting on the beach enjoying the serenity, the heat of the sun works away at your endocrine system, enabling your feel-good chemicals (endorphins) to be secreted. The salty seawater stimulates your mental wellbeing. Helping you avoid depression by preserving the melatonin, tryptamine and serotonin levels in your brain.

Seaside living makes it easy to get up early and enjoy a long sunrise walk.
Sunset walks are a great way to wind down after a long day.
Woodbridge Island is the home that puts it all together – a healing lifestyle.

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