We explore the health benefits of living by the sea.
Living at West Cliff Mansions means you are close to one of the most remarkable coastlines in the country. Bournemouth beach is well-known for its silky smooth sand and stunning scenery, and it’s a popular destination for holidaymakers, not just from the UK, but from all over the world. During the last year Bournemouth has also become a wellbeing destination, as more and more people begin to explore the health benefits of living by the sea and swimming in cold water.
The link between our oceans, rivers and waterways and our overall wellbeing is not a new concept; Marine biologist, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, has been researching the theory since 2013. His research into the Blue Mind movement reveals a whole host of health benefits for both the body and mind when living near water. There is lots of other research to support this;
Rightmove’s Happy at Home index in 2020 found that on average people are generally happier when living in coastal locations.
So what are the wellbeing benefits of living near the ocean? And why is coldwater swimming becoming increasingly popular?