Aren’t You Ready for the Beach?
Imagine yourself lying on the sand, listening to the waves roll in, and enjoying the warm sunshine. If this is not what your reality looks like at the present moment, maybe it is time that it should. If you cannot remember the last time you took a vacation, or perhaps you have booked vacation time that you haven’t spent, then it is time to book a vacation rental for some beach therapy.
Health Benefits of A Vacation
It has been proven that taking a break has many physical and mental health benefits. Taking a break reduces stress, improves heart health, and improves your mental health as well. People who do not take vacations are eight times more likely than those who take vacations twice a year to suffer from coronary artery disease. Taking a vacation improves sleep, decreases negative feelings, and depression.
Specifically, spending time at the beach has been linked to certain health benefits. The soles of your feet have over 200,000 nerve endings. Walking on the sand helps to stimulate them. That is why the sand feels so good between your toes. You use muscles that you don’t normally use when walking on hard surface to navigate the sand. Walking on the sand has been proven to be better exercise.
The sound of the ocean has been proven to improve relaxation and sleep by altering your brain waves. It also triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin which reduces your stress levels. This is why people like to use soundtracks of ocean waves to help them sleep. These are great, but why not experience the real thing?
Walking on the beach in the sunlight gives you additional vitamin D, which has been known to prevent autoimmune diseases and raise your immune system’s ability to fight disease. In addition, sea water has minerals and compounds that boost your immune system. Eating seafood during a beach vacation also provides you with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which have been known to lower triglycerides and lower your risk of heart disease. There are many health reasons to get out of your cubicle and head for the beach.
Better Productivity and Relationships
Americans are notorious for pushing themselves to try to be more productive. Nearly half of all Americans in a recent survey responded that they did not use their vacation days for the current year. Instead of boosting their productivity, they may be sabotaging it instead. Detaching from work from time to time can help to relieve burnout and make you more resilient in the face of work related stress.
Taking a break recharges the mind and has been shown to improve creativity, innovation, and memory. A vacation helps you recover so that when you return to work, you can be more engaged and enthusiastic. Those who take a vacation regularly actually get more work done than those who forgo vacations for long periods of time.
Taking a vacation also helps to strengthen and build relationships. Spending time together away from the daily stresses gives you time to focus on each other in a relaxing environment. It is time for communication that is uninterrupted by daily living. Walking on a beach hand-in-hand can help to reinvigorate a relationship. In addition, you are building good memories together that will last a lifetime.
Isn’t it Time?
If you live in a cold climate, it is probably time to chase away the winter blues and take a break from the long, cold winter. Being near the ocean is therapeutic. Looking out into the vastness of the ocean helps you put your problems in perspective. It can give you a new vision and help you feel ready to face your challenges when you return to your home.
With all of these health and mental benefits, a Gulf Coast Beachfronts vacation rental may be exactly what the doctor ordered. They have properties available that are perfect for between two and 10 guests. During your stay, you can go on fishing trips, enjoy an excellent seafood, and access all of the attractions that Panama City Beach, Florida has to offer. Panama City Beach offers plenty of fun for the entire family. You can go on a Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel Adventure. You can visit Gulf World, Marine Park or visit ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory. You can also spend your days relaxing in the soft sands and warm sunshine of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are so many things to see and do, and all of them are guaranteed to relieve stress, and provide fun and relaxation.
Contact the friendly staff at Gulf Coast Beachfronts today to book the beach getaway vacation that you need. Your health and well-being depends on it.