New Health Remedy: Sand, Sun, Saltwater

How would you like a health remedy that requires no effort, no thought, and no charge? All that you have to do is show up and take in the refreshing enjoyment of natural beauty. If you say yes, then get yourself to the beach and let the health benefits begin.

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Mental Health

The moment our toes touch the soft sugar-white sand and our noses smell the fresh salty air, and we feel an instant elevation in our mood. One reason for this is what’s actually in that refreshing ocean air. Molecules called negative ions are superabundant by the sea, and these significantly affect the way we feel, giving us a mood boost, not to mention we can even breathe better. (Who knew negative could be so positive?) Depression and stress levels go down, and energy levels go up. The great thing is there’s more than enough for everyone and all at no charge. Get your dose and let the serotonin flow through you! Really, who doesn’t want to feel good? Breathing better is a huge deal too.

The beautiful ocean color blue has a positive influence on our brain as well. Just looking at the ocean gives us a sense of peace and tranquility and allows our mind to declutter.
The sound of the waves also has a positive impact on our mentality. The peaceful rhythm of the waves coming in so reliably, one after the other. aaaah, relaxation.
The steady sounds of the lapping waves soothe our minds and calm our thoughts down to a more tranquil state and even keel. If you’ve been to the beach, you know. If you haven’t, you really should go!

Now imagine with all those good endorphins buzzing around inside you, and then, you see a dolphin! You’ll be higher than a Kitty Hawk kite!


Heart-Healthy

Take good care of your heart by going to the beach and lose a pound or two too because just walking on the sugar-white sand is excellent fitness. Not to mention all the other great activities you can enjoy, Paddleboard, surf, swim, frisbee, corn hole, volleyball and more. It’s like a gym, but without any effort, because you don’t realize you’re getting exercise, you only know you’re having a blast!

Save $ on Vitamin D. You get all you need for the day in just 10 minutes at the beach. *Night beach visits don’t qualify for vitamin D, but are equally impressive in other ways.
There’s healing power in that salty water, and no crazy price tag here, it’s free for all beach-goers. The iodine helps boost our immune system and even has positive effects on the thyroid gland.


Beauty

A day at the beach is better than a day at the spa because of the completely 100% natural 3 ingredients “spa treatment”: Sand, sun, and saltwater. Get in the water for about a half hour and you can: exfoliate, rejuvenate, and anti-age while listening to real seagulls, breathing the real ocean air, and seeing the mind-clearing crystal blue-green water that is surrounding every inch of your delighted self. Get truly natural highlights for your hair from the sun, and a gorgeous tan with the real sun-kissed glow! (Don’t forget sunscreen, and be aware of the dangers of too much direct sunlight.) Free mani-pedis all day, every day just by walking on the beach and playing in the sand. Balance is needed to get the beauty treatment benefits and be sure to rinse off with fresh water when you’re done, then maybe apply some organic coconut oil, and you’ll be Instagram Glam!

Just some health benefits beach-goers can get:

  • Reduce stress
  • Relief from depression
  • Increase serotonin
  • Heart-healthy activities
  • Vitamin D absorption
  • Mental alertness
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Boost to the immune system
  • Respiratory Benefits
  • Boost to thyroid
  • Helps with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Better sleep
  • Beauty benefits

An advantage of going to the beach is being able to disconnect from technology and spend time with family and friends. Socializing with others is more than just high-quality fun, it’s another thing that does wonders for your health, like living longer! What a deal, that means more chances to get to the beach with your pals so you can live even longer and go to the beach even more!

So the best things in life really are free, which is part of what makes them the best. Come on to the beach and feel better.
This health remedy doesn’t come in a bottle. You don’t have to go to the clinic or take a pill. All you have to do is get to the beach and enjoy yourself. The health and beauty benefits will flow as free and easy as the gentle waves that lap the sugary sands of the amazing beaches of the Emerald Coast. We’ll see you at the “health center” soon!