Researchers have found that you should fuel your soul with blue spaces and get some sand between your toes.
Nature based solutions (NBS) such as getting into nature is a sure way to boost your mood.
People living at the cost tend to spend more time in “Blue Spaces” (natural surface waters) and are in general happier and healthier. Taking a long walk along the beach promotes human health and well-being. It is fuel for your soul and helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sixty people spent 20 minutes a day walking on the beach, or on city streets, or just resting indoors. The three groups were observed over a period of three weeks, and their health monitored. The small study did not show particular heart benefits. However, it was evident that those walking on the beach reported mood, vitality and mental health improvements.
It is not possible to every person, but if you have the slightest opportunity, get our there. During the uncertain times we live in, taking a stroll on the beach is a natural remedy to improve your mental health.
A walk on the beach may just be the cheapest form of medication you can get. Getting some sand between your toes can only be good for you!
Residents and holiday makers in Struisbaai has the benefit of the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere which stretches for a total of 14 kilometres.
While walking barefoot in the sand is the key to a higher quality of life, it is also good to recognize that long distance walks must be prepared for. To prevent shin splints or a sore tendon in your heel, you may opt for proper walking or running shoes. Also remember to apply sunscreen and to wear a hat against the damaging UV-rays.
Now that you know how a walk on the beach can do you good, we wish you many happy walks!