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HEALTH BENEFITS OF LIVING NEAR THE OCEAN…GOOD FOR BODY and SOUL

Posted by zzz - Lorea Thomson on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:59pm.

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Living at or near the beach has actual health benefits resulting from being near the sea. The ocean covers 71% of the earth’s surface and holds 97% of the earth’s water; it plays an important role in all of our lives.  The ocean water and sea air is good for the body and the soul.  Did you ever wonder why you sleep so well after a day at the beach?  Here in South Florida we have miles of beautiful white sandy beaches to choose from like the beaches in the “Sailfish Capital of the World” Town of Stuart, “Friendly Seaside Jewel” Town of Jupiter, “World Renowned” Town of Palm Beach, or the “International Playground” Town of South Beach/Miami.

The sea air provides wonderful benefits.  When waves break on the shoreline, air particles break apart releasing ions into the atmosphere.   Scientists claim that sea air contains a richness of negatively charged ions.  In today's society, we have too many positive ions in our life.  You know positive ions by another name – “free radicals”.   Increasing our exposure to negative ions has many health benefits including enhancing the immune system, increasing alertness and improving concentration. For more information, please visit http://www.boomerlivingplus.com/article/the_oceans_healthy_benefits#sthash.BzfCc9tq.dpuf.

Studies indicate the sea air is charged with negative ions.  Negative ions help increases our body’s ability to absorb oxygen.  These ions help balance serotonin.  Serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that is responsible in part for regulating functions such as mood, appetite, memory, and sleep.  Salt in the ocean water preserves the melatonin, tryptamine and serotonin levels in your brain.  This helps with improving a sense of wellbeing. Therefore, after a spending a day at the beach or in the sea air you are able to rest peacefully.

The sun warms yours endocrine system (the part of our body that releases endorphins).  Endorphins are “feel good” chemicals that our body releases to help us feel relaxed and less stressed.  When we feel the warmth of the sun, it is relaxing, endorphins are released, and we feel good.

From a scientific point of view, research has shown that the sounds of waves alter wave patterns in the brain resulting in a calmer state.  Listening to the waves pounding on the shore has stress reduction benefits.  The waves put us in a meditative state.  There are many benefits to meditation including increased happiness, improved peace of mind, better concentration, more spontaneity and creativity.  Meditation is said to help you discover the purpose of life.

Contact the the specialists at Waterfront Properties and let them help you get into your seaside cottage by sending an email to INFO@wfpcc.com.

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