There is no better reason to spend time at the seaside than the actual pleasure of it. However, it is hard to believe that many of us visit the coast only for a couple of weeks per year during the summer. It is well known that the seaside is greatly beneficial for the body and the mind of people. So what better moment to take advantage of these benefits if not in autumn and winter, when we mostly are confined in our offices and homes to escape the cold weather?
Research shows that spending time at the seaside should not be limited to the summer season because the benefits of the beach are not only the heat and the sun. On the contrary, two very important factors that make of the coast a place to visit periodically are the sound of waves and the richer, fresher air. Gifts we are blessed with 365 day a year. The sound of waves and its irregular rhythm alters wave patterns in the brain lulling the mind into a deeply relaxed state. This relaxation is considered to be essential to rejuvenate the mind and body. Sea air is very rich in negative ions, particles that help to accelerate the ability to absorb oxygen and to balance the levels of serotonin with effects on positive mood and reduction of stress. Whenever the stress from work and from the city life starts negatively impacting your mood, a quick trip to the seaside and a few hours spent at the beach can recharge your battery to start a new week with a more positive attitude and a relaxed mind.