When was the last time you were near the ocean? Was it a corporate retreat or family vacation using private San Diego sailing charters? Whenever it was, if you are like most people, you will remember feeling relaxed and possibly energized.
The ocean is a remarkable natural sight. It is difficult to walk away without being affected, but the effects are real. People genuinely change when they are near the water, and there are at least five reasons for the positive impact.
1.Sun and Fresh Air
Many people spend the bulk of the day behind a desk. In many instances, an individual arrives at work when the sun is only beginning to rise and leaves the office as it is setting. The sun is a source of natural vitamins that people need to remain healthy.
With its saltwater and expansive, uninterrupted air currents, the ocean is a source of fresh air. The air quality near the water is often less polluted than other landlocked areas of the country. Salt particles in ocean water act as a filtration system, attracting the smaller water particles of contaminated air.
Therefore, take advantage of being near the ocean and go whale watching San Diego. Allow the uninterrupted sunlight and clean air to rejuvenate and refresh your body.
Going to the beach to relieve stress is a long-standing tradition. People for generations have known the healing powers of the ocean, but why is it so relaxing? Beyond the real health benefits of being near an ocean, the beach encourages activity and exercise. While many people go to the beach to sit by the water, many others go swimming, running, and playing. Exercise is a natural stress-reducer.
The ocean is very soothing. The sounds of seagulls and waves crashing or rolling along the shore are meditative. It is no wonder, then, why people staying near the ocean find it easier to sleep. The distractions and noise of busy city life get stripped away when you rest at or near the beach. Surrounding yourself with the environment’s natural sounds is more authentic and relaxing than being bombarded daily by the mechanical clamor that makes up so much of the city experience.
4. Immune Boost
Did you know the ocean provides the opportunity to bolster the immune system? Research suggests that taking a dip in cold seawater can increase both the red and white blood cell count in the body, meaning that a swim in the ocean can strengthen a weakened system.
5. “Blue Mind” Effect
The “blue mind” effect refers to the meditative state that a person feels when by, in, on or underwater. While it may sound out there, there is a scientific explanation for the feeling. Biologically, the sounds of moving water trigger neurochemicals that increases blood flow to the heart and brain. The change in blood flow induces relaxation.
The ocean is a beautiful and expansive place, and there is a real effect on a person’s health and well-being when near the water. If you feel overwhelmed, then take some time out for a day at the beach, maybe rent a boat while you’re at it.