The Health Benefits of the Sea

The UK is currently in the grips of a heatwave, so there is no better time to pack your bag and head to the beach!  Swimming in the sea not only keeps you cool but sea water has numerous health benefits for you.

Salt water cleans your skin

Sea salt is packed with healthy skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which is exactly what makes it so beneficial to various skin conditions. It absorbs the toxins in the body and on the skin, including acne-causing bacteria, and works to treat infections and encourage the healing process.

Salt water reduces and eliminates anxiety

Because it contains magnesium, salt water will calm you down. People who live a stressful life are advised to go to the beach, not only for its relaxing atmosphere but also because of the soothing medicinal properties of salt water.

Salt water improves breathing

People who suffer from asthma, severe cough, phlegm and other respiratory problems should go to the beach to breathe the breeze and swim in the sea. The salt water helps to eliminate toxins and other elements that attack the lungs.

Salt water helps fight liver and kidney problems

Ocean water accelerates the process of cell regeneration, especially those damaged by diseases such as cirrhosis. It also helps to eliminate the excess water accumulated in the abdomen that occurs as a consequence of the disease.

Salt water prevents insomnia and reduces depressive symptoms

Because it helps regulate blood pressure and treats nervousness, a day at the beach will help you sleep better, and will naturally boost your mood.

So its time to get in the water!  You can even have a go at surfing which in itself has amazing health benefits as well as being incredibly fun. Contact us for more information on our Bude Surf School