For some inexplicable reason, we always enjoy spending time near water, and we especially enjoy going to the beach. We are drawn to the water, even though it may be very cold, it has things that want to bite and sting us living in there, and it may even be unsafe at times, due to rip tides. This doesn’t put us off, however, and when the opportunity presents itself, we are in there, waist deep, in salt water. As soon as there is any hint of the sun coming out, we load up the car with the kids, and set off for the beach. We can spend a full day there, relaxing and hopefully getting a suntan. When it comes time to go home, both the kids and the adults are generally not happy about this.

The benefits.

There are many ways that you can enjoy the ocean like booking a Simpson yacht charter, for example, and spending the whole day enjoying the wide expanses, and the fantastic views. The ocean provides us with an amazing list of health benefits, and we shall have a brief look at some of those benefits here today.

  • Fresh air – The first thing that any person does on reaching the ocean, is to breathe in a lungful of sea air. Breathing in the sea air helps to clear out your lungs of any mucus, and it improves your lung function overall. Food always tastes better when you eat it on the beach, and this is because the salt air opens up your taste buds, and makes them more sensitive. Every time you visit the ocean, you can enjoy its many therapeutic benefits.
  • Great for the skin – When you go for a swim in the ocean, the salt water provides great benefits for your skin. It is also really good for your scalp, and your hair. If you have any issues with dandruff or oily hair, a swim in the ocean might be just what you need. For those with issues with acne, or other skin problems, the salty ocean water helps to dry it up, and they heal much quicker.
  • Aerobic exercise – Swimming has always been regarded as one of the best cardio exercises around, because it is kind to your joints and is very low impact. When swimming in the ocean, you get to enjoy a full body workout. There are so many other things to do on the ocean, like surfing, canoeing and kayaking, and even kite surfing on the beach. The reason that you’re at the beach, is probably because it’s a sunny day, and so you get to enjoy massive amounts of vitamin D from the sun.

The ocean is a great place to go to, when you have spare time, but you need to take some additional protection whilst there. Be sure to use a sunscreen, and try to drink lots of water. It’s a great day out for all of the family, whether yachting, or just taking it easy on the beach.