Oceanside Living is Good for Your Health
According to new studies, research shows that spending time by the ocean has many positive effects on health and well-being. Through various observations, they noticed that people who live next to the ocean, or move to a seaside home, have reduced stress levels and higher inclinations for physical activity. In addition to the psychological benefits, the beach provides physiological benefits as well. With enough exposure, you will notice less acne and dandruff, and smoother skin, among other benefits. You don’t even have to go in the water to enjoy some of these benefits. Here are the beach’s benefits broken down:
The Salt Water
1. Sea water is a miracle treatment for acne and semi-permanent scars. The sodium chloride helps to cleanse the skin and is often affective for mild acne.
2. Salt water heals cuts and sores. It rids the skin of foreign toxins and dries out any pus in wounds.
3. Salt water also acts as a natural shampoo, cleansing all the oils from your hair. The water even gets rid of dandruff because, especially when the salt particles are larger rather than smaller, it acts as an exfoliant to your scalp.
4. It clears your nasal passage ways.
1. Sand is a natural exfoliant. The finer the sand, the better the exfoliation. While too harsh for your face, for your legs, feet, arms, or torso, the grains make for an extremely healthier alternative to the chemical-rich retail exfoliants. It is important to exfoliate your body because you are simultaneously stripping away dead skin cells, thereby making your skin soft to the touch, and also allowing your pores to breathe better, making it less likely for you to get break outs.
2. Walking in sand also helps you stay fit. You burn up to fifty percent more calories walking on sand, and your muscles get toned faster.
The Sun and Heat
1. Spending at least half an hour in full sun daily stimulates the Vitamin D production in your body. Vitamin D helps to reduce your risk of heart attacks, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and depression while also boosting your immune system, reducing acne, and combating type Ii Diabetes.
2. Staying in the sun also makes you happier. People who don’t spend at least half an hour daily in the sun are nine times as likely to develop depression.