Not only is the ocean beautiful, it also provides us with some amazing benefits. Spending time in coastal environments has been proven to improve health, body, and mind. Whether you’re only visiting for one day or a few weeks, these benefits are bound to make you never want to leave.
The Ocean Breeze Is Great For Your Lungs
An Australian study done by Washington University found that salt-laden air helped clear out the patients’ lungs, thin mucus and improved lung function overall. Another study done by Beaumont Hospital found that patients with cystic fibrosis experienced fewer pulmonary flare-ups when they inhaled a strong solution of salt water that mimics what we inhale at the beach.
Salt Water Is Beneficial For Your Skin
The naturally occurring minerals in sea water (magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium) can help to reduce the risk of breakouts by absorbing bacteria and restoring healthy pH levels in the skin. Salt water also helps with exfoliation, scrubbing away dead skin cells and opening the pores. According to the International Dermal Institute, salt water can also mend dry skin.
The Beach Can Decrease Your Stress Levels
Spending time by the sea can lessen anxiety and nervous system arousal, which is what makes you feel stressed and anxious. Plus, the sea’s high levels of magnesium can also calm the nervous system. Richard Shuster, PsyD, clinical psychologist, found that staring at the ocean changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.
After A Day At The Beach, You’ll Sleep Better
The ocean breeze can improve your blood O2 levels, boost your vitamin D levels, and improve your breathing, which in turn will improve your sleep. Sunshine also plays a role in regulating hormones and sleep patterns by affecting the melatonin circadian rhythm.
Take a trip to Islamorada and discover how beneficial spending time by the sea really is. With a sprawling 350 ft private beach, The Maison Residence Club will provide you with the ultimate paradise. Learn more today.