Why A Vacation Near The Water Is Actually Good For Your Brain

New research suggests that a beach vacation might actually do more for you than just topping up your tan – spending time by the water could make you happier, healthier and better at your job.

Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols’s bestselling book “Blue Mind” focuses on scientific evidence that being close to bodies of water benefits mental health and happiness. Nichol’s research suggests that exposure to water counteracts the anxiety and over-connectedness that can erode happiness in day to day life.

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The research behind “Blue Mind” holds that simply being near water can potentially lower stress and anxiety, decrease heart and breathing rate, treat PTSD and help heal addiction. It may also promote greater creativity and enhance the quality of workouts.

Just one more reason to book a seaside retreat ASAP.