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Beach Vacation: It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

Toes in the Sand

We all look forward to a vacation on the beach. There is something soothing about watching the waves roll in while sinking your toes in the warm sand. While beach vacations are thought of as pure pleasure there are significant health benefits as well. Here are 4 reasons why a beach vacation can be just what the doctor ordered!

According to a study commissioned by the American Psychological Association we are a “stressed out generation”. Stress can affect us both mentally and physically. The tranquil atmosphere of the ocean is just what we need to keep stress in its place. Fresh air, no deadlines, endless days with plenty of time, that’s what a day at the beach can do. Just a little break from the hustle and bustle can go a long way. 

Vitamin D plays a vital role in our health. Not only does it promote healthy bones but decreases risk of type 1 diabetes as well as breast, colon and prostate cancer. Spend a little time in the sun and let your body soak up its way to a healthier you!

Playing in the ocean is also beneficial. Not only is it great exercise with no impact on your joints, the sea salt is great for your skin. It can heal small cuts and scrapes as well as help clear acne and eczema. The ocean water will leave your skin clear and fresh.

A day under the sun, in the saltwater, breathing in the fresh air promotes a good night sleep. Sufficient amount of sleep can improve your memory, weight management, keep you thinking clearly and leave you with a stronger immune system. Not to mention putting you in a better mood.

A beach vacation is nature’s prescription for what life throws at us every day. A short stay at a 30a rental will have you on your way to a healthier you!