Sun, air, salty seawater, warm sand between your toes, and peace of mind are all ingredients of a wonderful world! Beaches are some of the most enjoyable and greatest natural features the world has to offer. A relaxing day at the beach is not just good for your body, but it is also beneficial for your overall health, both inside and out.
A trip to the beach offers unforgettable experiences as the sea breeze blows on your face or the smell of sea salt water as you listen to the sounds of the seagulls in the distance.
That said, here are several reasons relaxing on the beach should be your next holiday activity:
1. You will receive a dose of natural Vitamin D
It is known that sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D, which is essential for good metabolism, bone health, mental health, and immune system. Spending just ten minutes under the sun can give you that daily dose of Vitamin D your body needs. However, make sure that you apply sunscreen after unprotected sun exposure, at least every two hours, and again after taking a dip in the water.
2. Sea waves keep your mind and body relaxed
Research shows that the sounds of waves can change the wave patterns in our brain, soothing you into deep tranquility and the blue color of the ocean provides a feeling of peace and serenity. When we are relaxed and calm, your body and mind rejuvenate. When you float on the water, the blood from your lower limbs is pumped up towards your abdominal and chest region, bringing more oxygen to the heart and the brain.
Sunlight also enhances the production of serotonin that is responsible for creating a positive effect on your sleep, stress, and mood. A quiet relaxation at the beach will make you more alert and active in the process.
3. Lying on the beach relieves your stress
Some people will say that you should stay away from the sun. The truth is, the sun’s heat has a great impact on your endocrine system, producing endorphins in your body that make you feel less stressed and more relaxed.
4. Fresh air
Many people work in the comfort of a closed space, in an office setting with fluorescent lighting and air-conditioned rooms. At least 50% of them never leave their desks during lunch or break time. When you think about it, that’s much time without breathing fresh air. A sweet-salty smell of the ocean, sunlight, in the cool breeze from a beach holiday, is all you need to break that routine.
5. You can have better sleep
Everyone who spends a day at the beach, relaxing and basking in the sun, is guaranteed to sleep well after that. For those who have insomnia, the beach offers a natural remedy. It is mainly because it helps ease the three major factors that inhibit people from having a good night’s sleep – lack of physical fatigue, hormonal imbalance, and high anxiety and stress levels.
Your skin absorbs magnesium from the saltwater, which calms down both the muscular and the nervous system, and this has been linked to battle insomnia.
The next time you feel stressed from the daily grind of life, take some time off and relax at the beach. Your mind and body will thank you for it. If you’re looking for a luxury resort near Patong beach, Phuket, get in touch with us today to book your stay!