This is why you always feel better by the beach

Kids playing at Ventura Beach

by Visit Ventura

Ever notice that after a mere 15 minutes at the beach, you feel better than you did before?

Not just happy to be by the water but lighter, healthier…

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The effects of being by the beach -the sights, sounds, smells, and feels, have been studied by psychologists around the world.

They came up with a concept they call ‘blue space‘ – peace and calmness brought about by the sea.

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It turns out even just the sound of waves crashing slows down our nervous system, reduces stress, and promotes relaxation.

When we’re at the beach, we can tune out, clear our heads, and often find creative solutions to challenges or inspiration for new ideas.

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Image by Jeff Bartlett

In fact, the repetitive sound and sight of waves promote a meditative state.

That’s why when we’re at the beach, we feel unburdened, lighter, and this positively affects our mood.

The beach makes us HAPPY!

But don’t take our word for it. Head to the beach and try it for yourself!

 

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