Health Benefits of Swimming in the Ocean

The inviting waters of the sea are enjoyed by many people of all ages and persuasions across the world these days, but did you know that the practice of soaking, swimming, and bathing in sea water as a method of beautification and health maintenance is thousands of years old? It is! In fact, the practice dates back to the times of ancient Greece!

It seems the Grecians knew what they were about, as well; certain studies have shown that sea water can be good for your skin and hair as well as your nerves and circulation! Of course, while the Grecians like to bath in warm sea water in tubs or pools, we tend to enjoy it at source, so to speak, these days.

Here are some of the health benefits you can look forward to when you purchase property on Banderas Bay, Mexico.

  • Boost Your Immune System by swimming in the ocean

Thanks to the natural blend of salts, minerals such as magnesium, vitamins, amino acids, living microorganisms, and trace elements to be found in seawater it can be great for many things. This includes our immune systems; the sea can have antibiotic and antibacterial properties which keep us healthy, and swimming in these waters can open your pores to flush out toxins. Better yet, the sea air is full of negatively charged ions which can improve your immunity when they attach to your lungs.

  • Better circulation

Amongst other health benefits, swimming in the ocean can improve your circulation, and it’s not just about the exercise; the waters themselves may improve your circulation by causing your heart, veins, arteries, and capillaries to carry oxygen rich blood from your heart throughout your body at an increased rate. Seawater therapy consists of swimming or bathing in warm sea water in order to restore essential minerals that have been lost to stress, toxins, and unhealthy living.

  • General well-being

Many people turn to the waters of the ocean for its overall well-being and health benefits; swimming in warm seawater may help your body to combat conditions like arthritis, bronchitis, inflammatory disease, and many miscellaneous aches and pain. In fact, because seawater is magnesium rich it can also help to lower stress and lull you to sleep by calming nerves and irritability.

  • Beautify your Skin

As well as health benefits, swimming in the ocean can improve your skin. The magnesium in seawater can also help to moisturize your skin and reduce flaws in its appearance. You may see a reduction in redness, roughness, and uneven skin tone if you regularly bathe in sea water.

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Homes by the Sea

Have you always dreamed of a life by the beach? Are you constantly looking at homes by the sea. There are many benefits to purchasing homes by the sea, take a look below:

  1. Physical Health Benefits
  2. Living by the sea provides physical, spiritual, and mental health benefits. The sea air is full of negative ions that increase the way our bodies absorb oxygen and have a positive effect on our health and mood. In warmer climates like Mexico, homes by the sea also mean greater amounts of sunlight, which is an important source of Vitamin D that helps to increase your immune system, aids bone strength, increases endorphins, and is also believed to lower the risk of some types of cancer, bearing in mind that you should protect your skin from its potentially harmful rays.

  3. Soothing Sounds
  4. Homes by the sea guarantee the lulling sound of the waves to serenade you each night, for those who like to leave their windows open rather than use the air conditioning. The soothing sounds of waves are peaceful, relaxing, and meditative, helping you sleep better at night as they alter the wave patterns in your brain. A good night’s sleep or a deep meditation can do wonders for your state of mind and inner peace.

  5. Fresh Seafood
  6. If you purchase a home by the sea, then you can indulge in fresh seafood anytime of the year. If you enjoy eating Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Oysters or shrimp, then Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Nayarit in Mexico are perfect options when choosing homes by the sea. In these top destinations, you won’t need to go to the supermarket for your fresh seafood as you can catch it yourself or go to one of the seafood stands by the beach. The prices are affordable and fresh quality fish is available year-round.

  7. Exercise for Free
  8. When you choose homes by the sea, you won’t need to pay for costly gym memberships, because you can get plenty of exercise at the beach for free. You can go swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, and beachcombing. Just swimming in the ocean can burn 200 calories. At Villa La Estancia in Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Nayarit you will have the added benefit that your home by the sea includes access to a state-of-the-art gym and swimming pools.

  9. Boating
  10. Homes by the sea bring with them the possibility of investing in your own boat or renting one for special occasions. In top beach destinations like Riviera Nayarit and Cabo San Lucas you can enjoy fishing tours, pleasure cruises, and adventure tours any day of the week. You can even charter a yacht, which is what many snowbirds do, because then you will have a captain and deck mate to take care of you throughout the day.

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