“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Soaking up the therapeutic sea air on a chilly morning in Wildwood, NJ 2019
Thanks to studies conducted by Some Really Smart People (and anyone who’s actually been by the sea), we know that time spent along the coast is good for the mind, body and spirit. We’re inspired to get outside more, breath in the fresh air and soak up some all-important vitamin D (sunblock properly applied, of course).
As Mother Nature would have it, sunlight increases serotonin, the ultimate mood booster. Outdoors is where the real fun begins. While standing still offers pretty scenery (feeding the spirit), we, naturally, or at least eventually, are motivated to move. A beach walk offers more benefits than a typical walk, with sand providing an extra exercise session. All of our senses are on high alert thanks to the salty air, the coastal scents, aforementioned scenery and the sound of seagulls, giving our brains their own workout session.
While winter limits the amount of outdoor play we can actually have, eventually we will crave coziness and comfort, but, fear not! Winter, with its limited light, also offers laidback vibes that encourage rest and relaxation (following those “workouts”) as we wait for spring’s eventual arrival.
While alternating between working out, winter style, and patiently waiting for spring’s rebirth, don’t forget to do a bit of ocean stargazing, where the best wishes are granted…🏖⛄🌞🌠