The Surprising Health Benefits of Beach Living

Many West Australians feel a special connection to the coast. In the Northwest we are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so it’s no surprise that people would love to live as close to them as possible.

Beyond a beautiful view, there are actually many health and social benefits to beachside living – some of which must be experienced to be believed. Capricorn Yanchep is proud to offer affordable beachside land because we know how living close to the beach will bring benefits for you and your family. Here are just a few of the bonuses of beachside living.

Physical benefits

When you live close to the beach, it encourages you to be more physically active, leading to a healthier lifestyle. Whether it inspires you to take an evening stroll, ride your bike along the coast or take a dip in the ocean, you’ll be doing great things for your body when you get out and enjoy the wonderful seaside right on your doorstep.

A walk on the beach will also give you an extra dose of Vitamin D. As long as you’ve remembered to slip, slop, slap, getting some sun on your skin can improve autoimmune protection and is good for bone health. Breathing in the salty sea air can have great benefits for the respiratory system, even improving the condition of asthma and bronchitis sufferers.

There’s a reason you feel so good and fresh after a swim in the ocean – because the sea truly does have healing powers. Ocean swimming enhances the immune system, relaxes the muscles and boosts blood circulation. It’s good for your skin, adding moisture and elasticity. And if you suffer insomnia, you’ll be happy to learn that the high levels of magnesium in the sea can help induce sleep!

Social benefits

It almost goes without saying that living close to the beach can improve a person’s social life. Meet up with your friends for a surf, a picnic on the beach, or just to walk the pooches along the coast. Living on the coast means you have easy access to a huge range of social activities: fishing, sailing, kayaking, boogie boarding. Grab a friend, whole group or even meet someone new who shares a love of the ocean and enjoy your starry new seaside social life.

Mental Benefits

Often when people need a place to chill out and take a break, they will head to the beach. Whether they make the choice consciously or not, they will often find the beach relaxes them, and can help stress just melt away. The soothing sounds of the waves gently rolling into shore lulls the brain into a calm, meditative state. But that isn’t the only mental health benefit.

When you spend time sunbathing, the heat from the sun causes your body to release endorphins, which can help you unwind and feel relaxed. Swimming in the ocean is also a deeply therapeutic experience for many. It helps improve overall sense of wellbeing, and water-based exercise has been said to reduce anxiety and depression.

So what are you waiting for? Affordable beachside living awaits you at Capricorn Yanchep.