Why should we all be getting outdoors more often....waves or no waves?
We’re used to hearing about how too much of the sun’s warm rays can be harmful to your skin. But did you know the right balance of sin and surf can have lots of mood-lifting and health benefits?
Sunlight and darkness trigger the release of hormones in your brain. Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. At night, darker lighting triggers the brain to make another hormone called melatonin. This hormone is responsible for helping you sleep.
Without enough sun exposure, your serotonin levels can dip. Low levels of serotonin are associated with a higher risk of major depression and those who deal with anxiety.
Exposure to the ultraviolet-B radiation in the sun’s rays causes a person’s skin to create vitamin D. The vitamin D made thanks to the sun plays a big role in bone health. And this is just a few of the benefits of a bit of healthy natural sunlight.
But a dip in the Ocean also has amazing benefits. Seawater contains minerals such as magnesium, sodium, calcium, chloride and sulphate that nourish our skin (our biggest organ). The ocean naturally activates the body’s healing mechanisms and support healing for diseases, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis and also localised aches and pains. Rich in magnesium, seawater also help to relieve stress, relax your muscles, promote deep sleep, increases circulation and boosts the immune system.
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