Barbados’ beaches are gorgeous. They are fun for swimming, frolicking, surfing and other water activities, but did you know they are also good for your health? The Crane has put together five reasons why the sea is good for your health.
1. Reduces Anxiety
Seawater has a calming effect, as it contains magnesium. This is why people who are often highly stressed are often advised to visit the beach regularly. The overall peaceful atmosphere of the beach plus the properties of the water help to reduce and even eliminate anxiety.
2. Boosts Immune System
Sea water is rich and full of vital elements which can stimulate and boost the immune system. Some of these elements include vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids, vitamins and more. Iodine also found in sea water is known to support thyroid activity and since it’s a natural antiseptic, it helps the body to fight infections, parasites, bacteria and fungi. Also, sea mist, which is packed with negatively charged hydrogen ions, is said to boost the immune system when inhaled because of its powerful antioxidant properties.
3. Cleanses Skin
Seawater is great for improving skin texture, elasticity and healing. You might notice that several spas and wellness centres include sea salt into their beauty routines. This is because the salt in the water acts as an exfoliator. The minerals in sea water are also good for the skin, with Magnesium playing an important role in hydration. Barbados seawater is helpful to persons with skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema and since sea water has antiseptic properties, it is also known to assist in the healing of cuts and abrasions.
4. Improves Circulation
Going for a swim can improve blood circulation by aiding in the restoration of minerals lost as a result of diet, stress and even environmental factors.
5. Overall Well-being
Seawater is highly recommended for overall well-being and relaxation. Magnesium found in seawater can relax muscles, reduce stress and ease the mind and even help with sleep. Magnesium helps by increasing your sense of calmness as it reduces nervous ability. It is also known to reduce symptoms associated with inflammatory diseases, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis and many others.
There are several reasons Barbados’ seawater is beneficial to your health. Ready to take a dip? Book your stay at The Crane Resort and pack your swimsuits and get ready to enjoy the award winning Crane Beach!