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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You're At The Beach


I don't know anyone who hates going to the beach.

You can despise hot, humid weather and that uncomfortable wet swimsuit feeling, but there's absolutely no way you can detest the relaxing sound of lapping waves.

This is why millions of people around the world go on all-inclusive trips to the Caribbean, buy expensive waterfront properties, and dream of retiring by the beach.

Some people believe that the reason why humans are drawn to the beach is because its presence makes us feel safe and protected.

The same goes for large mountains. Thousands of years ago, humans sought out these places for protection against enemies, and it worked.

It's easy to spot an enemy far away in the distance on a mountain or in the ocean before they make landing, while it's extremely difficult on flat land.

It also helps that the ocean is a great source of food.

This theory is quite interesting, and it's likely that it has some truth to it, but there are other reasons why humans are drawn to the beach.

In a 2011 study by researchers at Washington University and UC Irvine, they found that regular beach trips are good for both your physical and mental health.

Exactly what kind of benefits going to the beach will give you, keep scrolling to find out!

Changes your life perspective

We all know that being active outdoors is good for our physical health, but simply being in nature can change you in ways that you could never have imagined.

It's not easy to change the way you see and feel about the world, but the beach has a way of bringing the good out of you.

The beach gives off positive energies that you can't help but feel attracted to and inspired by.

If you feel lost in life or are trying to change your perspective towards something or someone, the beach may give you positives vibes that can steer you in the right direction.

Channels your creativity

If you're struggling to get your creative juices flowing, it might be time to hit the beach.

The calming sound of waves and the beautiful scenery that every beach has to offer will put you in the right head space.

Although I don't live near beach, I find that every time I travel to one I feel inspired and motivated to pursue my creative hobbies.

The beach may also be the perfect space for you to clear your head and discover your passion or a new hobby.

Reduces anxiety and stress

If you're in a rut, depressed, and constantly anxious, visit the beach as much as you can.

The sensation of sand on your feet, water on your skin, and the sound of lapping waves will trigger calmness.

If you suffer from insomnia, the beach may be just what you need to get some much-needed shut eye.

Gives you energy

A lazy day at the beach tends to make most people feel drowsy and sleepy, but you'll notice that the next day you have a crazy amount of energy.

The reason for this is because going to the beach releases a bunch of feel-good hormones, like serotonin, in your body that gives you a boost of energy and encourages positive thinking.

How often do you go to the beach?

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.