News: Being seaside does wonders for your mood

Need a relaxing way to decompress this weekend? Head to the country or seaside. British researchers found that spending time near the shore boosts positive feelings and promotes an overall healthier mindset.While getting outdoors is always good for you, the study's researchers found time spent in urban parks to be the least beneficial'perhaps because of […]

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Need a relaxing way to decompress this weekend? Head to the country or seaside. British researchers found that spending time near the shore boosts positive feelings and promotes an overall healthier mindset.

While getting outdoors is always good for you, the study’s researchers found time spent in urban parks to be the least beneficial’perhaps because of the difference in air quality.

Personally, I find being near water’whether it’s a stream, lake or ocean’to be the most serene place in the world.

Do you notice a difference in your mood after a walk near the water?

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