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South Florida: Science Proves Coastal Living is Better for You!

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South Florida: Science Proves Coastal Living is Better for You!

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More reasons to move to South Florida: Science shows that coastal living has tangible health benefits!

Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning your first seasonal residency, you may appreciate some thoughts about the science behind our longing to live near the sea!

Recently the Huffington Post® updated their article to illustrate the science behind behavioral traits of those living in coastal communities. Originally penned in 2014, by Carolyn Gregoire Senior Writer, at The Huffington Post®; Gregoire writes, “Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, and traditional Chinese medicine, the water element is crucial to balancing the body and creating physical harmony.”

Moreover, she adds, “Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist, believes that we all have a “blue mind” — as he puts it, “a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment” — that’s triggered when we’re in or near water.”

Gregoire mentions that Nichols points out:

  • Water gives our brains a rest.
  • Water can induce a meditative state.
  • Water can inspire us to be more compassionate and connected.
  • A blue mind is a creative mind.
  • Exercise by or in water is good for our bodies and brains.

Gregoire concludes, “Being outside near water while you’re exercising will potentially give you more of a mental boost than exercising in a crowded, hectic gym environment with TVs in front of you and people all around. Many people feel intuitively that being in the presence water provides tangible benefits for their well-being, and as Nichols explains, their instincts are right.

“It’s almost too obvious, and it gets overlooked,” says Nichols. “But the health and neurological benefits of exercise by water are very real.”

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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara

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