Health benefits of the beach

Water is powerful. Naturally energizing, it centers and expands our state of mind. The secret health benefit of the beach is the water. The salt water provides nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to our body, both inside and out, along with naturally purifying the ocean air which we breath. The water acts a support system or stabilizer to our environment, drawing from our energy and removing the negative within. Studies have shown people are happier near the water, making the case for the health benefits of visiting the beach.


Our oceans connect our cultures, carrying the stories of time and washing things anew on shores across the globe. The water ways are the direct route between civilizations and one quaint beach town, Sisal, Mexico, was a powerhouse port for the capital city of Merida. The deeply rooted historic feeling of waters are part of the sense of charm in this beachside community.


Water tells a story. The crest of a a wave is the highest positive outlook of its reach, quickly disappearing to the trough, it’s lowest, negative point. The water feels all the highs and all the lows, and ebbs and flows with change. It is pure and simple in its movement, and fluid in its dance.

Health benefits of the beach
Health benefits of the beach

Water is the most misunderstood natural element in the world. Our oceans make up 97 percent of the Earth’s water and span over 70 percent of the planet. Water is our largest life source. Human bodies are made up of over 95 percent water, and as babies mature in the womb, they swim in water. From the beginning, we are strongly aligned with the energy of water and emotionally drawn to its mindfulness.


U.S. beaches have become overpopulated and finding a “quiet zone” is often tough. It is either out of the budget or too crowded, so Americans are settling for lakefront. Mexico is close to home and is rated by Forbes as one of the countries to retire to. The Yucatan and the city of Merida top communities to seek out for retirement, and Sisal appears to be selling reasonably priced beachfront.


The story of Sisal is told in its ocean hues, reflection, temperature, stillness, and rolling waves. The sand, the sun, and climate invite us, the water sucks is in. All of us need water to survive, why not find your perfect water’s edge in Sisal?


By: Mandy Allfrey


Mandy Allfrey an avid traveler and consultant. Her travel blog, Cloud Surfing, is a collection of people, places, and things. Mandy has been has been discovering charming destinations for more than a decade where she seeks out local experiences and culture.

Her creativity and passion for travel and consulting, has allowed her the opportunity to work with corporations and professionals across the nation and globally, including the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games where she ran the Olympic torch.