well there is a scientific reason. the sea air, the beautiful blues and views.. do make us feel good but there's more to it than that.
it's the negative ions that have a positive effect on us.
a friend who was a flight attendant was telling me they were advised to get down to the beach after a long flight to get some negative ions to help with sleep and jetlag.
i've been doing some reading about this as well as a lot of first hand research & experimenting :) the feeling of relaxation and wellbeing i feel when i'm right on the coast is so good i want to go back for more. many of us crave that feeling and some are more sensitive to the effect of negative ions than others.
negative ions are found in abundance near moving water, breaking waves, rivers, waterfalls, after storms, in the mountains, in forests, even showers and can have beneficial effects on our health and mood. they are produced when moving water or air break apart air molecules.
it is thought they possibly increase serotonin in the brain - which helps with depression, also relieve stress, boost energy, help asthma & allergy sufferers & promote better sleep.
head down to the beach, the mountains or a river for some good vibes & amazing health benefits!
read more about the positives in negative ions here
have a relaxing weekend!