There’s a reason why the beach is considered a sanctuary by many people, working or not. Occasionally, families will schedule trips to the beach as part of their vacation plans. The same can be said for corporate departments and small companies who want to just celebrate the summer with a weekend getaway. Other than being a place where the sun and surf can add to a group’s bonding experience, it’s also considered an excellent setting for reflecting and recharging.
This therapeutic nature of the seaside is a recurring theme for academic studies
. It boosts your mood, it gives you access to a healthy amount of vitamin D and it’s got relatively fresher air than in the city. Most of all, its environment is more relaxing, as if staving off the toxic hustle and bustle of Metro life.
Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves and with the warm ray of sunshine hitting your closed eyes. You walk out with your bare feet touching the soft white sand while seeing the turbulent blue rush of the sea. This is paradise, and you get to experience it everyday. Here are a couple of reasons why you should consider living by the seafront.
It Reduces Stress And Anxiety
As mentioned earlier, studies have shown that the seaside naturally possesses therapeutic benefits
. Starting of course with the usual color of the sea which has, statistically, been found to calm most people. A study conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s journal
shows that staring into the ocean can change your brainwaves’ frequency, putting you in a mildly meditative state. This allows you to just breathe and be in the moment, helping alleviate anxiety and stress brought about by being burnt out at work or anything similar.
Speaking of breathing in, did you know that, other than being less polluted, the air in the sea is actually better for you because of its composition? Studies from the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine
state that the smell of the sea makes you more relaxed. This is because of the ionic composition of the air that’s also inherent in places like waterfalls and the ocean. This kind of ion therapy has been presented as a way to treat symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. It also feels great to have your feet in the sand. In the study mentioned above, just the feeling of warm sand in between your toes alleviates your mood and causes you to relax.
The beach is also a great place to follow mindfulness. Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of breathing, visualization, and meditation. Studies have shown that it’s a technique that helps quell the symptoms of clinical anxiety and, at the same time, helps you reduce stress.
It’s Good For Your Skin And The Rest Of Your Body
The beach is appreciated for mostly three things: the sea, the sand, and the sun.
If there’s anything that people like about the beach other than the sea and the sand, it’s the sun. Unsurprisingly, being in the sun does more than give you a nice tanned skin tone. It also contributes to your well-being, physically and emotionally.
Physically speaking, sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D which helps regulate calcium and phosphate levels in the body. A severe lack of sunlight can potentially lead to rickets and other bone deformities. It can also cause osteomalacia, a unique condition in adults that causes bone pains and other related discomforts. Lastly, other than making you look pale, it’ll a lack of sunlight will make your skin more susceptible to various types of skin cancers.
Sunlight can also affect your mood
, in both positive and negative ways of course. Negatively, too much sun can cause sunburns and therefore make you angry. With the right balance, however, the sun can help alleviate stress and even make you feel a little happier. Studies have shown that there’s a link between sunlight and serotonin, a hormone that boosts mood and can actually make you feel more calm and focused. Its opposite, melatonin, gets released in the darkness. This explains why most people are awake when the sun’s out and asleep when it’s down. Often, a severe lack of sun distorts the distribution of serotonin, which can then heighten your risk of getting major depression with seasonal patterns.
Other than the sun, the sea and the sand are excellent places to host different kinds of physical activities. Sailing, being one of the most popular things to do while out in the sea, is great because it offers a unique kind of high that you can only get while traversing the ocean. Open-water swimming gives you the opportunity to just experience the water without need of equipment, allowing you to glide over the ocean’s surface and experience its many wonderful creatures. If you want to look into the deeper parts of the ocean and experience a whole new underwater world, you could take up scuba diving and plunge right into it. Of course, if you prefer to stay above the water, you’re free to build sand castles or just play a healthy competitive beach volleyball match to pass the time.
With this much you can do on the beach, there’s no doubt that your fitness level will rise and you’ll ultimately feel better and stronger. Not only are you getting a fair amount of rest and relaxation, you’re also getting a good dose of exercise.
After a good day of staying under the sun and just being very active, it’ll be nice to watch the sun set and have the ocean’s cool breeze put you to sleep. Objectively speaking, other than the composition of the ocean’s air and the relaxing sound of the waves, you’ll get better and longer sleep because of how active you were over the course of the day. Getting more relaxed and unbothered sleep is beneficial for you because it is your body’s way of rejuvenating itself. Studies show that getting more sleep reduces the risk of developing clinical depression, heart disease and helps strengthen your immune system.
Imagine having to wake up with this everyday. It’ll be good for your well-being and your family’s as well.
Your Sanctuary From The World
AboitizLand’s Seafront Residences is your home away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located in sparkling San Juan, Batangas, it is merely 125 kilometers away, making it relatively more accessible than other seaside properties. It’s also a much smoother ride because it has access to the main road. With over 43 hectares, this beach community, designed by the renowned urban masterplanner Duany and Plater-Zyberk (DPZ CoDesign), brings you a healthy synergy of the therapeutic benefits of the sea and the convenience of an urban community with different kinds of amenities.
It offers a variety of residential units ranging from house and lots, lots only and low-rise condominiums. Some of the house and lot options include a 1-bedroom beach condo with a balcony, a 2-bedroom beach condo with garden access, a 3-bedroom beach home and a 4-bedroom beach home designed by the prestigious architectural firm, Budji+Royal Architecture+Design. Amenities include pool facilities, clubhouses, a town center, greenbelts and parks that allow you to roam around to breathe the fresh air and experience nature by the seaside.
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