5 Reasons Neuroscientists Recommend Daily Ocean Interactions
POSTED ON October 10, 2018 - 5000 North Ocean
Looking for a tranquil escape from life’s daily tribulations – get to the beach. With its cool blue waters and warm sun shining down on the shimmering sands, it’s easy to see why people like being near water so much. In fact, Dr. Sebastian Völker and Dr. Thomas Kistemann wrote of the healing properties that people felt that water held in their paper ‘The impact of blue space on human health and well-being salutogenic health effects of inland surface waters: A Review’. By studying how people responded to ideas of water, they were able to see how being near water changed people. Professor Ana Loureiro and Professor Susana Veloso wrote in their paper ‘Green Exercise, Health, and Well-Being’ of how environments also psychologically impacted the people who lived in them, and noted how people who spent time near water acted and felt differently than people who spent time in urban areas.
It Reduces Stress
The rhythmic toll of the waves hitting the shore, the feeling of sand beneath your toes, the thrill of finding an animal inside a shell. These are the elements that make the beach so calming. It’s worth noting that the repeating sounds and sensations of the beach are similar to that of many relaxation techniques. Völker and Kistemann wrote that “People admire the sounds of water and great importance is attached to the variety and special nature of these sounds, ranging from calm, laminar flows to energetic, roaring sounds (Burmil et al., 1999: 103; White et al., 2010: 490). White 126 et al. (2010: 490) consider the calm sounds of water to be restorative.”
It Improves Mental Health
Moving around and feeling the sun on your skin helps relieve feelings of depression. In fact, the sun is known to be a source of Vitamin D. With over an average of 200 sunny days, Singer Island area is known for having good weather and plenty of warm days for you to stroll on their beaches. Loureiro and Veloso spoke of a natural environment’s ability to affect your mood, saying that “Outdoor natural environments, beyond the beneï¬ts of simple exposure, may facilitate adherence to physical activity, through lower levels of perceived effort, stress and mental fatigue, leading to improved mood (e.g. reducing tension, anger and depression), self-esteem and perceived health state.”
It Inspires Creativity
A change of scenery is known to inspire, and the beach is the perfect scene. Loureiro and Veloso wrote that “Focusing on the restorative components of natural environments, Kaplan and Kaplan developed the attention restoration theory, suggesting that natural environments allow human beings to refresh and restore their cognitive function from fatigue derived from the need to direct attention to environmental stimuli (Kaplan and Kaplan1989; Kaplan 1995).” Essentially, they discussed the idea that being put in a new environment changes the way that you think about things. Indeed, as you walk along the tranquil shores, you find new ways to challenge yourself, whether that’s searching for that perfect shell, or seeing how many of Florida’s fauna that you can find on your stroll. You’ll find new ways to create ideas and challenges on the shores of Singer Island’s beaches.
It Helps You Gain Perspective
Just strolling along the beaches here helps remind you of all of the wonderful things in your life: beautiful nature to visit, clean waters to swim in, and a gorgeous residence to live in. Völker and Kistemann wrote of how negative emotions are decreased after viewing and being exposed to water, and also of the purifying contexts that water is assigned.
It Just Makes You Happy
Aside from waterfront spaces having physical effects on people, many residents enjoy being by the water, simply for how it makes them feel. Völker and Kistemann wrote that “People not only use blue space individually, but also to meet or to be together with other people and enjoy social activities (Fredrickson and Anderson, 1999: 28; Yabes et al., 1997: 183). Regan and Horn (2005: 65) found out that water is preferred by people in a relaxed or happy mood-state followed by a stressed mood-state, which implies that people use blue space for both restoration and for recreational activities.” Waterfronts gather people together quickly, and they find ways to enjoy themselves on it as quickly. Just by the nature of its state as water, people find it enjoyable to be by water.
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