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Why A Beach Vacation May Be A Healthy Hotspot For Your Family

Nov 28, 2007
The ocean is a popular vacation spot for many, but who would've ever imagined that it could actually be good for you and your family? In addition to providing endless seashell hunting excursions, breathtaking photo opportunities and priceless memories, the beach may actually help to reduce stress. This factor, alone, makes it a wonderful place for you to spend your vacation.

Experts agree that the sound of ocean waves is relaxing and may, therefore, be able to help reduce both stress and blood pressure. As if that weren't incentive enough, the sun is thought to have the ability to actually improve your mood. In fact, many people find themselves feeling a little blue during the cold winter months when the sun is nowhere to be seen, which is why the invention of a sun lamp has made so many homeowners happy during the winter. When you visit the beach, you can enjoy the sound of rippling waves as the sun literally helps to brighten your day.

Did you know that certain scents are considered to be relaxing? Among them, lavender, vanilla and even coconut. The latter may be reminiscent of an afternoon at the beach, which could help to relax your mood. If you're at the beach, take the time to breathe in the ocean air and experience a feeling of true paradise.

Believe it or not, a vacation at the beach may also be your answer to weight loss. Two of the most common things that beach goers do is to swim in the ocean and walk along the shore. Swimming is a popular exercise, as is walking. Either of these activities could impact your weight, especially if you do them often.

If you aren't able to get to the beach, don't fret. You can get some of the same benefits without having to travel. A tabletop water feature, such as a fountain, is relatively inexpensive and can relax you with the sound of flowing water. If it's the scent of the ocean that you're after, consider using a shampoo or body lotion that is designed with an ocean scent. If you would love nothing better than a swim, consider investing in a pool for your backyard.

The information contained in this article is designed to be used for reference purposes only. It should not be used as, in place of or in conjunction with professional medical advice relating to health and/or recommendations regarding weight loss, blood pressure, stress or depression. For additional information on any of the aforementioned topics, consult a local physician.
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Leslie consults for a kids furniture store and likes to browse cute wedding stuff. Leslie is also a big fan of the Ghost Hunters TV show.
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