Benefits of the Beach – Part 4

Swimming in the ocean is said to have many health benefits. Not only does it help improve mental well-being, but the minerals found in sea water heal a plethora of ailments.

Check out this list curated by the folks at showcasing the health benefits of an ocean plunge.

  1. Improves Blood Circulation:
    Increased and improved blood circulation endorses cell growth and organ function. Saltwater improves and increases your blood circulation by restoring minerals depleted by stress or poor diet.

  2. Improves Immune System:
    By swimming in cold saltwater you create a stressor in your body that helps boosts your immune system. Saltwater contains rudiments that create an antibiotic and antibacterial effect to stimulate a healthy immune system as well as fighting infection.

  3. Relieves Cold and Flu Symptoms:
    Another mineral found in saltwater is sodium chloride, which helps loosen mucus and treat respiratory problems. It also assists with relieving allergies by clearing the nasal passages of irritating pollens.

  4.  Improves Wellbeing:
    Saltwater is rich in magnesium and this helps to relax your muscles, reduce stress and relieves any nervous irritability. Saltwater also contains bromide that relieves muscle aches, pains and soreness caused by physical and emotional stress.

  5. Better Skin:
    The magnesium found in saltwater helps to hydrate your skin, whilst improving its overall appearance. Saltwater rejuvenates, exfoliates, and detoxifies your skin, as well as healing skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes and acne.

Next time you and your family take a vacation to the coast, be sure to take a dip in the ocean and see if you experience the healing benefits the salt water has to offer.

Remember to book direct with us. We’d love to be your go-to for your next Oregon Coast vacation.

Benefits of the Beach – Part 3

There’s an ongoing theme emerging around why a beach vacation is so beneficial. In part 1 of this series, we discussed a concept called “blue space.” Interestingly enough, blue space doesn’t just benefit our mental health; it benefits our creativity too.

“Through associations with the sky, the ocean and water, most people associate blue with openness, peace and tranquility,” says Zhu, who conducted the research with UBC PhD candidate Ravi Mehta. “The benign cues make people feel safe about being creative and exploratory. Not surprisingly it is people’s favourite colour.”

This research may explain why adults tend to be more carefree and childlike when exploring the beach — trading in their spreadsheets and reports for sandcastles and kite flying. The beach has that draw that encourages children and adults alike to throw caution to the wind, play in the waves, and soak in the fresh air.

Next time you find your creative energy at a stand-still, book a beach getaway with Kiwanda Coastal Properties and let the tranquility of the ocean get your creative juices flowing. You deserve some time away to sink your toes in the sand, gaze out at the vast blue ocean, and enjoy the tranquility that nature has to offer.

Benefits of the Beach – Part 2

We looked at the mental health benefits of an oceanside getaway last week, but what other benefits does the beach offer? This week we’re diving into how the beach can improve your physical health too.

I have a friend who used to drive to the Oregon Coast from Portland several times a month for work. She would always tell me that it wasn’t worth the trip if she didn’t get to feel the sand between her toes. So the question is, why does that feel so good? I’m so glad you asked!

A well-known but often forgotten health benefit happens when we engage with nature barefoot. It’s an Environment Medicine practice called “grounding” or “earthing.” This therapeutic technique emphasizes the health benefits of connecting yourself back to nature and gaining energy from the earth’s core. Environmental Medicine enthusiasts believe that chronic illness, increased inflammation, and sleep disorders have all increased due to our disconnection from the earth’s vast supply of electrons that are designed to “ground” us. “Research supports the idea that these electrons can cause changes in your body, like reduced pain and better sleep.”

The verdict is in folks. It’s time to book your next beach getaway so that you and your loved ones can spend some time digging your toes in the sand, walking barefoot on the beach, and engaging in nature’s healing medicine.

Benefits of the Beach – Part 1

Cape Kiwanda – Pacific City, Oregon

Would you rate a trip to the beach as one of your favorite vacation getaways? If you said ‘Yes,’ you’re not alone. Just a quick google search will prove that, by and large, most people gravitate to the beach when they are picking a spot to relax and unwind. So what’s behind this gravitational pull of the ocean? 

Well, studies show that time spent by the ocean is beneficial for a lot of reasons. In an MSUToday article, researcher Amber L. Pearson was the first to find a link between health and the visibility of water, which the researchers call blue space. In her findings, Amber shares that “Increased views of blue space is significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress. However, we did not find that with green space.”

While you might not need more reasons to book your next beach getaway, we hope improving your mental health gives you another reason to pack your bags and head to the Oregon Coast this summer.

Nestucca River Chinook Salmon Fishing

Nestucca River Chinook Salmon & Steelhead Fishing

Pacific City has some of the best fishing around!

Spring Steelhead & Chinook

Highly prized Steelhead & Chinook Salmon will soon make their run on the Nestucca River that runs into the ocean near Pacific City. We will typically see about several hundred fish per year, with the best Steelhead usually caught between March & April, and the Chinook Salmon best in May & June.

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