10 Health Benefits Linked to Coastal Living

Like the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," the same can be said for living on the coast.
Seaside living can do so much more than put a smile on your face, even if you are all about what encompasses beach life: the sun, the sand, and the delicious seafood fresh from the surf. Here is an interesting fact about the ocean, staring at the ocean can change your brainwaves' frequency, putting you in a mild meditative state. The question that remains is how do you love life at the beach? Let's count the 10 ways outstanding health benefits are linked to coastal living.10 Health Benefits Linked to Coastal Living

10. Improvement of Sleep 

There is scientific evidence to back why you may feel more rested after a visit to the oceanside. A psychiatrist from London's Priory's Roehampton Hospital by the name of Dr. Natasha Bijlani can be quoted by Metro saying this, "sea air is good for sleep because it is generally cleaner and fresher, with higher levels of oxygen, which can improve sleep." There is a study linked to the National Trust that finds breathing sea air aids in sleeping better, and longer.

9. Exposure to Cleaner Air 

According to science, the air found in areas predominately nature-overrun contains a higher level of negative ions. This is linked to elevating serotonin, which acts as a mood regulator that can boost your energy level. The plant life that grows near water sheds something called phytoncides, and when we breathe these in, white cells increase, putting us at an advantage to fight off infections. Spending time near the water is great to optimize immune systems and keeping in good health.

8. Vitamin D Found Near Vitamin Sea 

Coastal living means more exposure to sunlight, which if dosed correctly, can expose you to a healthy, beneficial amount of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is needed for healthier bones and teeth. Exposure to Vitamin D can also reduce the chance of inflammation as well as decrease hypertension. Because being near water is psychologically calming, as we discussed above, blood pressure can be lowered, if sought out regularly.

7. Physical Activity Promotion

The beach is an exciting place to be, providing an atmosphere well suited for much physical activity. There are many water activities such as swimming, diving, and snorkeling available to tourists and locals alike. Beachgoers can walk and job on the soft sand, much gentler on the feet than running on asphalt. Because sand provides more resistance when running, your leg muscles are getting more of a workout. For less intensive workouts, check out your local Floridan beaches for resorts that offer yoga.

6. Improvement of Social Interactions 

Because the beach is a hotspot, that makes it the ultimate meeting spot for people from all walks of life. The beach is a wonderful place to build on your social life, especially with various activities that call for the participation of more than one person. For example, there are classes for surfing, kayaking, and fishing available to visitors and locals. Many beaches are also hotspots for bonfires and parties, or different local events, encouraging socialization.

5. Fresher Food 

Coastal beaches are near fishing and oyster-catching industries, and if you are a lover of seafood, this can be a  benefit of moving closer to a coastal area. Therefore, access to freshly caught fish, shellfish, and various seafood are easily gained at local restaurants. Anyone who has visited the coastal area and dined on seafood at local restaurants knows that consuming seafood straight from the water tastes better than frozen or supermarket seafood.

4. Reduces Stress 

Being near the coast has been proven to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, stress, and depression. The ocean acts as a regulator, and the coast can provide a peaceful, tranquil environment. Coastal living is linked to stress reduction, as well as a reduction in depression, enhancing your mental health as a whole. If a better quality of life is what you are looking for, consider asking yourself if having a healthy mental state is worth the move to the coast. A plus to living here is that studies have shown people who live near the ocean tend to be happier.

3. Better Skincare from Ocean Water 

While it is ill-advised to drink ocean water, the same negative impacts cannot be said for your skin. Ocean water can be very soothing and offer wonderful benefits to your skin. Seawater is rich in minerals such as magnesium, chloride, sodium, potassium, iodine, and sulfur. Many of these components offer anti-inflammatory and curative effects on the skin. If you are prone to eczema, or psoriasis, or you just have sensitive skin, taking a soak in the ocean is a wonderful soother.

2. A Relaxing Time 

A marine biologist by the name of Dr. Wallace J. Nichols believes that the ocean can encourage great mental relief. Therefore, it is a proven fact that the sense of relaxation and peace you feel and associate with the ocean isn't just a funny feeling, but a phenomenon you are experiencing. Being around water can provide a break from the overstimulation you get from city living, and if you are looking for a laid-back environment, coastal living may be for you.

1. Creativity Booster

If you are a strong creative type and use the right side of your brain to delve into songwriting, painting, or designing, the beach can be the ideal place to live or hang out. The blue color of the ocean is often associated with creativity, and sitting near the ocean watching the ebb and flow of the waves can de-clutter your thoughts. This is yet another reason why living near the ocean is so desirable.

 We LOVE living near the ocean and the beach and if coastal living is in your sites, browse this website! We have the latest listings in Delaware and all coastal towns such as Bethany Beach real estate and properties, Dewey Beach and Fenwick Island just to name a few.

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3
Beds
2
Baths
1,568
Sq.Ft.
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7
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MLS
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2
Beds
1
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1,400
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2
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5
Beds
3
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3,475
Sq.Ft.
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2
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Neighborhood: Blackbird Hundred
13.13
Acres
2
Days on Site
DENC2037748
MLS
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$69,900
Neighborhood: White House Beach
2
Beds
1
Baths
332.36
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1989
Year Built
2
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Beds
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3,400
Sq.Ft.
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Beds
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2,584
Sq.Ft.
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2F11/2
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3,300
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33323 Chesapeake St E #32 Lewes,  DE 19958
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Beds
2
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1,457
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2
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2,750
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Beds
1
Baths
1,300
Sq.Ft.
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2
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5
Beds
2F11/2
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1,968
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
2
Days on Site
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Beds
2F11/2
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2,450
Sq.Ft.
2003
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4
Beds
2F11/2
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2,175
Sq.Ft.
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Year Built
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3
Beds
2
Baths
1,600
Sq.Ft.
1986
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3
Beds
1
Baths
1,375
Sq.Ft.
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Year Built
6
Days on Site
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Beds
4
Baths
3,575
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6
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Beds
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Beds
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Sq.Ft.
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6
Beds
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2,308
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Beds
3F11/2
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Sq.Ft.
2003
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3
Beds
2
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1,425
Sq.Ft.
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4
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Beds
2F11/2
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2,175
Sq.Ft.
2014
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4
Beds
2F11/2
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2,544
Sq.Ft.
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Year Built
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Days on Site
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3
Beds
2
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1,425
Sq.Ft.
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Year Built
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Days on Site
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Beds
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3,775
Sq.Ft.
2016
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3
Days on Site
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