The benefits of being in, on and around water.
” My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me ” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I remember as a child going to the beach with my father, hurdling over the breakwaters, running barefoot with wild abandon then diving into the waves pretending to be a mermaid.
Years later as a 59 years young woman I still love being in, on and around the sea. It’s a mega- vitamin for me – Vitamin SEA.
The benefits of what is referred to as ‘ BLUE EXERCISE’ – exercise by water, are numerous, here’s a few to encourage you to enjoy more SEA time!
- Boosts self-esteem
- Reduces Stress
- Improves sleep
- Increases Energy levels
- Lowers the risk of several lifestyle diseases
- Lowers the risk of depression and dementia
- Boosts mental and emotional well-being
Has that got you running off to the beach !
Exercising in water is great as the water provides buoyancy and creates resistance resulting in aerobic exercise with little or no impact on the joints, yet requiring high levels of energy.
Another benefit go being by the sea is our exposure to sunshine which naturally produces Vitamin D in our skin. Vitamin D is known as the SUNSHINE VITAMIN and has several important functions- the key one being to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, vital for healthy bones, teeth and muscle. Vitamin D is also know for it’s positive impact on our immune system, our digestive health, our mental well-being as well has having anti-cancer properties.
Take time out as often as you can by the sea and enjoy a swim . walk , dance in the waves, surf, kayak, snorkel, splash or simply float and let the water support you.
See you by the SEA