Indeed, that’s why most of the Healing Hotels are located in the coast: within unique environments in which travelers can relax, balance and escape for a short period of time from the noise and bustle of their daily and busy life.
But what would we do if we were given the chance to stay not just for a couple of weeks, but for a longer period of time?
Several researches demonstrate that living close to the beach allows having a healthier and more relaxed lifestyle. For instance, experts of the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) claim the main reasons are the ease for doing sports and keeping an active life.
Nevertheless, benefits are not only physical, but psychological. According to Professor Amber Pearson, of Michigan State University in the USA, “increased views of blue space are significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress. However, we did not find that with green space”. There are many factors which make the seaside a better place to reside in, and the main ones are:
Despite of its tender and salty smell, marine breeze is also convenient because it is splendid for those with respiratory system difficulties, such as asthma or bronchitis. Furthermore: ocean air contains negatively charged hydrogen ions that help absorb oxygen and balance out serotonin levels, which results in more energy and less depression.
People tend to be more active at the shore. Why? Because the coastal paths and beaches encourage outdoor activity, especially if the views are beautiful and the weather is kind. Walking, running, surfing, or just contemplating the sunset…possibilities are boundless!
Vitamin D is essential for healthy skin and bones, as well as for balancing calcium and phosphorus levels. In this sense, getting some sunshine everyday (with the corresponding Sun Protection Factor) is a great way to get a daily dose of this vitamin and brings the marvelous effects of improving autoimmune protection and increasing endorphins.
A swim in the ocean may improve your health and mood. Seawater contains vital elements: vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements, amino acids and living microorganisms that helps promoting a healthy immune system. Furthermore: swimming in seawater also facilitates the circulation of blood, hydrates and brings a better appearance to skin, relaxes muscles and helps to induce sleep.
“increased views of blue space are significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress. However, we did not find that with green space”
It is a proven fact that colors have a tremendous power in people’s mood. As Professor Amber Pearson stated, blue spaces are associated with lower levels of distress, and we know why: it is a very soothing color that contributes to calm the mind, slows down the heart rate and blood pressure and reduces anxiety.
So wouldn’t you like to have a second home close to the sea?