Health Benefits of Ocean Air
The first thing I do when I get to the beach is take a deep breath. Besides loving the smell of the sea, there is something very relaxing and soothing when being near the ocean.
There have been a lot of studies done on the benefits of being near the water, specifically the ocean or sea. The lulling rhythmic sounds of the waves is a natural relaxer. Walking on sand causes your muscles to have to counter balance as the surface below you is ever changing. But recently scientist have started looking into the benefits of breathing that great salty air.
There are some suggestions that the negative ions in the salt air can help your body absorb oxygen more quickly. These negative ions can also possibly help balance your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain that helps regulate our moods, aids in sleep, memory skills, and appetite. You can even find health benefits for negative ions on WebMD.com!
Salt rooms have become a big business in recent years where people pay to sit in rooms that have salt block walls. The idea is that the salty air not only helps because of the negative ions, but also because salt could be a natural therapy to reduce internal inflammation.
We are so lucky at Gibraltar Boat Charter because we have an abundance of salt air. Come join us anytime to take a deep breath of the great air around the Mediterranean.