Hanging at the beach – one of the best things you can do for your health?

Living in Sydney we are blessed with access to some incredible beaches. Not only are they beautiful to look at but they can offer some wonderful health benefits. They are also free. Hanging at the beach is probably one of the best things you can do for your health. Simple but amazing. Hippocrates first used the word “thalassotherapy” to describe the healing effects of seawater. Sea water can activate the bodies immune system to help fight chronic illnesses and even just aches and pains. Seawater contains vital elements, vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements, amino acids and living microorganisms that can produce antibiotic and antibacterial effects to help promote a healthy immune system. Magnesium rich seawater can also relax muscles, diminish stress and maybe even help you sleep better. Seawater can aid in the expulsion of disease-causing toxins from the body. Not only can you improve circulation you will leave with a sense of calm and well being and sleep better that night. The extra vitamin D exposure increases your immune defences (although burning is never a good idea) just 10 minutes a day can boost levels and increase your sense of well being. Today with sunscreens and indoor jobs our vitamin D levels are lower than is considered healthy. The sand and salt exfoliates your skin and running or walking on the beach tones flabby thighs. Do a beach sprint to really work those muscles. The more have contact we have to the ground like our ancestors, without shoes or synthetic surfaces, the better for our health. Exposure to more negative ions from the ground is important so we can ‘earth’ our bodies. Positive ions are more abundant in cities and anywhere near electronics and electro-magnetic frequencies. We are flooding our body with pro-inflammatory positive ions caused by the electronics and gadgets around us. Walking barefoot helps to create an ionic balance within our cells and tissue. So before you book an expensive massage or a therapist start adding in a day at the beach each week to your schedule.


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