Have you planned your 2016 beach vacation yet? Okay, so maybe you don’t need a reason or an excuse to go to the beach, but in case you do, here are just a few…
Not only does taking a vacation help to relieve stress, but it also helps you to be more productive when returning to work, helps lower the risk of heart disease and a myriad of other benefits. According to an article published on npr.org, “Whether you spend your free moments playing sports, socializing with friends or reading quietly, research suggests that the more of it there is, the better you feel and the healthier you are.”
Just getting out in the sun provides great health benefits. Maybe you don’t have to be at the beach to soak in some rays, but isn’t it so much better to frolic under the sun next to crashing waves while breathing in the salt air? Vitamin D, provided by the sun has been proven to promote strong bones via calcium absorption. WebMD claims that this is far from the whole story. “Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and the neuromuscular system. Vitamin D also plays major roles in the life cycle of human cells.” Another interesting tidbit, “In the U.S., only people who live south of a line drawn from Los Angeles to Columbia, S.C., get enough sunlight for vitamin D production throughout the year.” What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and come on down to sunny Edisto Beach!
Getting too hot soaking in those rays? Cool off with a dip in the ocean, you’ll find great health benefits there too! “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.” Swimming in the ocean can help aid in the circulation of blood in your body and can help to fight off ailments from asthma to common aches and pains. “Salt water also promotes new cell regeneration, which plumps up our overall appearance, making us look more youthful and healthy as a result.”
Maybe relaxing while reading a book is more your style and that’s okay! Just breathing in the salt air has great benefits! Air from the ocean contains tiny droplets of sea water enriched with salt, iodine, magnesium and trace elements making you feel more alert, relaxed and energized!
An article published on Forbes.com claims that “more than forty percent of American workers who received paid time off did not take all of their allotted time last year…” The decision to not take a vacation varies for many people with reasons including not wanting to return to a pile of work to a fear of being seen as replaceable. Others just can’t seem to turn off, taking work with them on vacation. Now that you know all of the benefits of taking a beach vacation, don’t be one of those anti-vacation, overworked statistics! Studies show that taking a vacation will make you more productive when you return to work, give you a better perspective facing problems or stresses that you may be dealing with, gives your brain a break allowing you to reset your mind and increase your mental power. Not to mention, “workers who take regular time to relax are less likely to experience burnout, making them more creative and productive than their overworked, under-rested counterparts,” according to about.com.
It’s the beginning of a new year, so go ahead and make plans to make it a better year by planning your Edisto Beach vacation!