3 Reasons Why You Should Go To The Beach More Often
Going to the beach can really rejuvenate you. It’s not only about improving your mood, it’s also about improving your health. Studies have proven that the sea can have really good effects on us.
1) The sea can help the way you think
Research shows that the sound of waves changes wave patterns in the brain drawing you into a deeply relaxed state. Relaxing in this way can help rejuvenate the mind and body.
New-born babies are 75 percent water and as we age we become drier to the tune of only 60 percent. Our brains, however, are still 75% water and our bones are at 31%. Our brains react to water in a positive manner because our ancient ancestors came out of the water and evolved from swimming to crawling to walking. Fetuses still have ‘gill-slit’ structures in their early stages of development and the water in our cells is comparable to that found in the sea, according to Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and conservationist who lives near the central coast of California.
This biological connection to water, Nichols told CBS News, triggers an immediate response in our brains. When you see or hear the ocean, he says, you know “you’re in the right place.”