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#25 - Water

My mood, physical and mental health improve drastically when I am by the seaside - why?

  • Walking on the beach provides considerably ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ than walking on a flatter surface.

  • Being by the seaside, you're more likely to walk barefoot --> ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด (earthing).

  • Swimming in the sea is a full-body ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜, improves circulation, and ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€ your immune system.

  • Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in seawater produce antibiotic and antibacterial effects that ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†.

  • Swimming in seawater stimulates the body's ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ๐˜€.

  • Seawater increases ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป'๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†, hydrates it, and improves its appearance.

  • Negative ions in sea air accelerate your ability to absorb oxygen and balance your serotonin levels, a body chemical linked with mood and stress. This is why you feel ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜, ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฑ when being by the seaside.

  • The rhythmic sound of the waves pounding the shore enables a meditative state. The benefits of meditation are far-reaching: ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜…๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€, ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ, ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†.

  • Vitamin D is enabling your endocrine system to secrete endorphins - your body's ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น-๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€.

  • The salt in seawater also supports your mental wellbeing by maintaining the melatonin, tryptamine, and serotonin levels in your brain --> which ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป.

  • A lot of people do sports by the seaside which ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ to do the same.


The by far biggest ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ on my mood and health is being by the seaside. What's yours?


Source: my recording in Vlora, Albania. Benefits of the seaside here.

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