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Posted by Nicole Richards on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 11:19am.

The soft sand, the cool breeze, warm waters, sense of perspective, the blazing sun, the turquoise water colors and waves crashing the sea shells onshore simply explains there is nothing quite the same as the beaches in South Florida. There are benefits from the beach that people flock to get what the shores provide. Some South Florida medical professionals and beachgoers offered their perceptions on the beach that may benefit from physical and psychological.

  • The sand is gentle and the grains alone can help individuals unwind as the soft sand massages between the toes. "Walking barefoot, also known as earthing, has gone from being a kooky counter-culture trend, to a scientifically-researched practice with a number of remarkable health advantages, such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep."
  • Some beachgoers think that the fresh breeze helps the body respire in larger breaths which in turn help recharge the body and improve mind.
  • Our human bodies are made up of H2O, so the ocean has some sort of natural pull towards the beach and warm waters makes it that much more relaxing. Swimming is a great exercise for all ages, improving motion and muscle stretches.
  • Gazing at the turquoise colored waters, whether you are sitting on the sands or peering out of your waterfront home it is pressure less. "When you look out at the beach, there is sort of this infinity, this sense of perspective to get some distance from your everyday problems," Dr. William Dortman, a psychology professor at Nova Southeastern University, who enjoys the ocean view from his Fort Lauderdale-by-the-Sea home. The beach can do wonders to clear the mind.
  • The sunny outlook of a South Florida beach helps with bone strength and calcium absorption, Vitamin D.
  • The study of the color of the ocean, blue, has a calming effect on people. “It does provide a soothing environment, which is reflected in the ocean, said Dr. William Dortman. His practice office is intentionally painted blue to elicit relaxation in patients.”
  • The waves crashing on to seashore plays the sea’s soundtracks which may prompt the brain to release positive feeling chemicals through our mind and body.

Overall, being surrounded by people with the same agenda can make us all feel good by association and if you will, could be contagious!

“The beach is a feast for the senses!”

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