Beaches are one of the most beautiful natural landscapes this world has to offer. When’s the last time you’ve been to a beach? If it’s been quite a while, you should schedule a visit soon. Other than allowing us to feel relaxed, did you know that there are many other benefits to visiting beaches, especially for retired adults? Continue reading to find out more about the physical and psychological benefits beaches can offer.
Stress relief is a well-known benefit that beaches offer. With the calming sounds of crashing waves, the soft sand beneath your feet, and the warm sun, a day out at the beach can do wonders for relaxing. The good quality of air will also help you to breathe easier, making it perfect for those who have breathing difficulties. You can practice meditation or yoga to enjoy a greater relaxing effect.
Have you heard of light therapy? Not only does being out in natural daylight combat stress and anxiety, but it also promotes better sleep by training the sleep-wake cycle. If you suffer from insomnia, why not try spending a few hours at the beach for a good night’s sleep?
Being at the beach also offers one of the most important vitamins we need to maintain our health — vitamin D. Vitamin D helps us to absorb calcium and phosphate so that we can keep our teeth, bones, and muscles healthy. You can get your daily dose of vitamin D by being under the sun. Make sure to put on sunscreen so you can receive benefits without the risk of developing a sunburn!
Better Immune System
Spending time in the water will be great for your immune system. Saltwater has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help with both external and internal infections. The iodine present in the ocean will also help to boost your immune system and improve your energy levels and metabolic system.
Being out at the beach offers endless opportunities to exercise. Be it surfing, swimming, or just walking along the coastline, exercising will help you to stay in shape. Water aerobics is an easy activity to do which helps with arthritis, joint pain, or post-surgery recovery. You’ll be able to exercise and reduce inflammation and pain as water will reduce up to 90% of your weight while you’re submerged.
Additionally, even strolling along the beach can be a great exercise. Walking on sand uses more muscles than walking on normal surfaces, so it can help to train your muscles and balance.
Maintain Your Health with Discovery Village At The Forum
Discovery Village At The Forum is a senior living community that offers our residents resort-style living so they can live their best life post-retirement. This includes a professional housekeeping team, expert chefs who will create nutritious cuisines, as well as health and fitness amenities!
If you stay with us, our Connections Transportation program will drive you safely to your appointments and enable you to explore the city. You’ll be able to relax at hiking trails as well as beaches in the area and enjoy everything the city has to offer. All you have to do is inform the concierge in advance.
To find out more about our senior living options, you can schedule a tour or contact us today!