shows that the sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain lulling you
into a deeply relaxed state. Relaxing in this way can help rejuvenate the mind
· Floating in
water means blood is diverted around from our lower limbs and pumped towards
our abdominal region, the part of the body near the heart, because we are no
longer standing up right. Fresh blood being pumped around the body brings more
oxygen to our brain, which makes us more alert and active.
· Sea air is charged with healthy negative ions that
accelerate our ability to absorb oxygen. Negative ions also balance levels of
serotonin, a body chemical linked with mood and stress. Which is why after a
vacation you feel more alert, relaxed and energized.
· When we're lying on the beach, the heat of the sun
affects our endocrine system. This is the part of our body that secretes
endorphins. Endorphins is a natural
chemicals in our body designed to make us feel relaxed and less stressed.
· Sand is a natural exfoliant. Walking barefoot on the sand acts as a natural
exfoliate to the feet. The arch of your foot naturally molds in the sand
offering a low impact exercise while your feet become healthier!
· Sunlight has a beneficial
effect on skin disorders, such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and fungal
infections of the skin.
· Sunlight lowers
cholesterol. The sun converts high cholesterol in the blood into steroid hormones and
the sex hormones we need for reproduction. In the absence of sunlight, the opposite
happens; substances convert to cholesterol.
builds the immune system.The white blood cells, which increase with sun exposure, are called
lymphocytes, and these play a major role in defending the body against
· Sunlight can cure
depression. The noon sunshine can deliver 100,000 lux. When we sit in offices for
the best part of the day, out of the sun, under neon and artificial lights
(150-600 lux), we are depriving ourselves of the illumination of nature.
Sunlight deprivation can cause a condition called seasonal affective disorder
(SAD), a form of depression. It is more common in winter months, but also
common in people who work long hours in office buildings.
· Sunshine is a great source of Vitamin D. The ocean is full of anti aging minerals that can counter
the decline of your skin's elasticity among other things... this is great,
· Bonding with family and friends. One of the best ways to refresh not
only ourselves, but also our relationships is to leave all of the intrusive and
sometimes, addictive technology behind and focus on what really matters – our