04 Sep Healing waters? It’s what the beach life does for us
Ahhh, the beach. The baking sun, soft sand, cresting waves and sea breeze on your face.
There’s nothing quite like spending time at South Florida’s beaches. Why do we feel so good there? And are the benefits from the beach physical or psychological?
As snowbirds and tourists flock back to our shores, some South Florida medical experts and beachgoers offered their insights.
The beach is a feast for the senses. Dr. Benjamin Bensadon, an assistant professor of clinical biomedical science at Florida Atlantic University, said the sand alone can help chill us out.
“You can feel the sand, it’s often soft, and that can be a relaxing tactile stimulus,” he said.
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