Reasons Why Neuroscientists Strongly Recommend That You Visit The Beach Regularly.

Everyone know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed.

Look no further than the experts. In a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, author J. Aaron Hipp, Ph.D., environmental health expert and assistant professor at the Brown School, pointed to the restorative environment of the beach.
“Studies have shown that natural environments like beaches and waterfront parks offer more restorative benefits to people than gyms, entertainment venues and the built urban environment,” he said.

This study also suggests that people need specific conditions on the beach in order to get the most of these restorative properties.
That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what scientists have dubbed the effect that the combination of soothing smells and sounds of water have on your brain. The blue space is enough to make you feel at ease in a hypnotic sort of way.
When you notice how relaxed you feel at the beach, it’s not just all in your head. Science says that it’s a change in the way your brain reacts to its environment leaving you feeling happy, relaxed and re-energized.

Overall, this blue space effects you in Few different ways :-

1. Going to the beach reduces stress :
Water is nature’s cure to life’s stressors. It’s full of naturally occurring positive ions that are known for having the ability to make you feel at ease. So whether you jump in for a swim or simply dip your toes in the water, you’re sure to experience a feeling of relaxation. That’s one instant mood booster we could all use from time to time!

2. Health Benfits with Sunlight :
When the skin is exposed to sun, the body makes vitamin D, which helps with building strong bones and calcium absorption. According to Mayo Clinic, even 10-minute sun exposure provides us with our daily dose. And, “your body can produce 10,000 to 25,000 IU of vitamin D in just a little under the time it takes for your skin to turn pink,” according to the vitamin D council.In addition, sun exposure has been also associated with prevention of autoimmune diseases and an increase in endorphins.

3. The beach boosts your creativity :
Feeling like you’re in a creative rut? Well, scientists now believe that the solution to this is the beach. Being in blue space allows you to clear your head and approach problems or projects in a more creative way. Much like meditation, the beach triggers a feeling of calmness that allows you to tune everything else out and reflect on what it is you’ve been needing to focus on.

4. Going to the beach can help reduce feelings of depression :
Much like the effects that the beach has on feelings of stress and creative ruts, the beach also provides some relief to feelings of depression. The hypnotic sound of the waves in combination with the sight and smells of the beach can put you into a meditative space. In turn, you can clear your mind and reflect on life in a safe space away from the chaos of your daily life.

5. Health Benefits with Surf :-
Sea water contains various minerals, such as iodine, potassium and magnesium, all of which provide therapeutic, healing, and detoxifying properties.
Swimming is associated with reduced stressed and increased sense of well-being; it has been scientifically shown that water-based exercise help reduce depression and anxiety.
In addition to offering therapeutic effects, swimming also engages most of the major muscle groups. As an added bonus, being a non-impact sport, swimming is a great option for people with injuries, but willing to exercise.

6 Overall, spending time at the beach will change your perspective on life:-
And that perspective is going to change for the better! Nature in general has always been a factor in healthy happy lives, but the beach in particular is so good for the soul.

7. It improves the Physical Health :-
Breathing in the sea air improves the function of your respiratory systems, provides better sleep at night and supplies your body with the necessary amount of vitamin D.

8. It Regulates the Blood Pressure :-
In indoor or outdoor environments, the body works harder in order to get more oxygen needed for optical function.This in turns raises the heart rate and the blood pressure.The "blue space" can normalize your blood pressure and prevent diseases triggered by hypertension or other types of blood tension disorders.

So grab the SPF and pack a picnic, because it’s time to head to the beach!