Most of the people accept that, beach vacation is relaxing. But how many of you know the scientific reason, that makes you choose beach vacation?
According to the latest studies conducted by Michigan State University, living in a location, where we get the chance to see blue spaces around, like the body of water, lowers “psychological distress” levels.
The research which is mainly focused on the city of Wellington in New Zealand, looked at the correlation between whether or not people could see the ocean and the country’s health records. The researchers even considered several other factors like age, sex, and wealth, and stated that, living by the sea, bettered the mental health of public’s health.
Amber Pearson, one of the co-authors in the research, opined that, brain can process natural backdrops better. “[That] reduces sensory stimuli and promotes mental relaxation. Surely mental relaxation is part of the purpose of travel and holidays.”
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However, the study did not examine the effects of shorter time periods on the beach side, but several travelers argue that, the sounds, smells, and sight of an ocean, certainly evoke that feeling of “island time.”
Pearson admitted there’s more research to be done to see if those other senses come into play (such as hearing the rhythm of the waves) in regards to the healing effects of a body of water.
Interestingly, the study found that those looking at “green space” like parks or recreation fields didn’t receive the same mental health boost. But, last month a Harvard Study found the opposite.
By Phani Ch