An Accredited Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Julie Graduated with distinctions from S.A. College of Botanic Medicine and Natural Therapies Pty Ltd. Professional Qualifications include: Naturopathic Doctor, Herbal & Homoeopathic Practitioner: Diet and Nutritional Medicine: Remedial & Therapeutic... more
Scientific research has found that spending time at the beach or near water boosts your creativity, balances your mind, restores energy and improves the way you feel. You've probably noticed how spending a day at or near the water makes you feel more relaxed, rested, and re-energized. These feelings are real; they're not just in your head.
Scientific research confirms that when you spend time by the water, your brain actually changes. Your mind is put into a restful and almost hypnotic space. This is thanks to the soothing smells and sounds of the water. Researchers refer to this as "blue space."
Whether it is walking, sitting, canoeing, surfing or swimming, here's what a visit to the beach or a trip to the river can do for you:
Boosts creativity: Being in a blue space makes you more creative because it allows your brain to become relaxed. Being in this dreamy space allows your imagination to come to life. This doesn't happen in the middle of a busy or chaotic day. To feel balanced and receive enjoyment in your life, it is vitally important to allow your brain to recharge in this way.
Alleviates stress: You can simply put your toes in the water, or go for a swim. It helps to relieve stress and boosts your mood due to the naturally occurring positive ions in the water. These positive ions and other positive minerals are found in water, especially sea water. They have a regulating effect on the negative ions given off by appliances used on a regular basis that can leave you feeling angry, anxious, and overworked.
Reduces depression: The sound of the waves puts you into a meditative state. This has been associated with reducing depression and improving mental clarity.
Your perspective changes: There is a certain magic that changes your perspective to life, putting your mind into a more positive state. You are embracing the perfection of life itself. By being where you are surrounded by beautiful scenery, the sounds of the water; by enjoying the simple presence of nature, you are soothing your soul in an incredible way. It can remind you of the larger picture of life, and that life in itself is very stable. The sun rising and setting each day, the birds awakening, the fish swimming, and just the presence of air (the very vital ingredient that is instrumental to life itself) can all boost your mind and soul if you allow them.
For further support, click this link to read about Healing, Health & Happiness: The Power of Your Thoughts
Julie Doherty N.D - Empowering You to Optimal Health
More about Julie Doherty, N.D:
An Accredited Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Julie Graduated with distinctions from S.A. College of Botanic Medicine and Natural Therapies Pty Ltd.
Professional Qualifications include: Naturopathic Doctor, Herbal & Homoeopathic Practitioner: Diet and Nutritional Medicine: Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy: Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, Healthy/Lifestyle coaching & Natural Beauty.
Julie Doherty is a fully Accredited Naturopathic, Massage & Beauty Practitioner with over 25 years of Experience.