Why The Beach Makes You Happy !

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Under: holiday tips

We always knew this, but now there is scientific proof that the beach really does makes us happy. The reasons why maybe go way back to the time when our ancestors left the water to live on land. But at least as far as the origin of our own life in our mother´s womb. Our brain is instinctively programmed to feel better at the coast.

But there are more health benefits to the sea shore:

  • Sea water is very good for your skin and hair. It degreases and cleans and is therefore working against acne and speeds up the healing of wounds. 
  • Swimming in the sea uses muscles you do not use for other activities, so it is a great fitness activity.
  • Walking barefoot in the sand is physically harder than walking on tarmac. It strengthens the muscles in the feet and ankles.
  • The sand on the beach is a natural exfoliater, great for a skin scrub.
  • The sound of the waves, the smell and looks of the sea are balm for the soul as well. It calms us down, reduces stress and stimulates production of feel good hormones.
Enough reasons to spend some time at the coast!

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Marianne Hoesen Born in the deep south of The Netherlands, I moved to the central Algarve in 2007, together with my partner and 2 dogs. In the meantime we added some goats and chickens and are living a peaceful life in the rolling hills of the rural south of Portugal. I invite you to read a bit in my blog and to leave a comment afterwards. Also check out the holiday accommodations mentioned elsewhere in this website.


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