Sea and Stress

A girlfriend sent me this article, which quantifies what we already know: Being near water reduces stress.

Sunset May 3 2016
Sunset, Nokomis Beach, 2016

While it seems to be a “Well, yeah! Common sense!” conclusion, I find it interesting how researchers design studies to quantify things like this.  I also found it surprising that stress reduction was more strongly correlated to living near water in a way that just being near nature wasn’t.

While I’m at the Sleepy Sandpiper, part of my routine is going to the beach for sunset most nights.  Our dinner plans are made to accommodate the time the sun goes down.

Then, barefoot, at the beach, releasing that day’s stress.

 

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