January can be a long month particularly when Christmas blues begin to settle so it’s completely understandable to feel a little low at this time of year. We think January is the perfect month to turn any negative feelings into positives – all you need is a good dose of Vitamin Sea!
Beliefs of the sea holding therapeutic qualities date back to centuries ago when Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, prescribed sea waters to restore good health. Today many scientific studies show that minerals found in sea waters can benefit physical health and healing. Saltwater is often recommended for dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
A breath of fresh air
The National Trust conducted a study in 2015 which found that people slept longer at night after a good walk by the sea. Sea air is known to contain more oxygen than that from in-land towns and cities. What could be better than breathing in fresh, clean air in large open spaces?
Sounds of the sea
Trips to the coast are proven to boost your mental health, keeping stress and anxiety at bay. Listening to the sounds of calm waters and the birds singing helps to achieve a meditative state, which in itself has a wide range of health benefits.
A Blue Health 2019 study also revealed that being by the seaside promotes an active lifestyle, with many taking advantage of coastline rambles. Have you ever heard of cold water therapy? Cold water can benefit our bodies in a whole host of ways such as reducing muscle pain, boosting our immune systems and improving our wellbeing. With ice baths proving ever popular with athletes, we say try the cheaper alternative of braving the waters in the winter and take a swim in the sea!
Being right by the sea you’re more likely to be outdoors for longer meaning you’ll absorb more vitamin D. In the UK approximately 60% of the population are considered as having insufficient vitamin D levels which we need to help keep our bones and muscles healthy.
We couldn’t think of a better place to get your ‘vitamin sea’ fix than here in Southwold. With a beautiful stretch of beach and promenade dotted with colourful beach huts, it’s a great place to unwind and detox. Booking one of our sea view holiday cottages is a must. With holiday apartments directly overlooking the sea to sea-facing townhouses just a stone’s throw from the shore, get ready to recharge your batteries and boost your wellbeing with a Southwold holiday.