Near the sea there’s all that fresh sea air, beach walks and swimming, not to mention heart-healthy sea food. But is living close beach without a white sandy is also good for your health? Yes!
The coast is an aid to relaxation:
People who visited the coast felt calmer and more relaxed than after they’d had a similar visit to a city park or even the countryside.
The benefits of coast into your daily routine:
People living near the sea are probably more likely to head out for a walk – and so get some sunlight on their skin. It’s worth doing wherever you live, because sunlight enables the body to make vitamin D as well as working against hypertension and a whole host of other health issues. Living by the water encourages outdoor exercise (a walk along the beach is a more attractive prospect than a walk down the high street).
Close to sea you can take time ‘just for fun’.
One of the special aspects of being near the water is that it inspires contemplation, but that’s something you can emulate at home. Take time every day to do something ‘just for fun’ – no agenda, no goal, no purpose.
So why are you in a city without sea? 😉