The seaside is a magical place – it has the power to revitalise and make your every day more serene and exciting – just think about all the activities you can do! Living in coastal areas benefit us physically, mentally, and even spiritually – but hey, don’t take our word for it. Scientific research can back this up as well as real-time experience from those living the life near the ocean.
Here are a couple of compelling reasons why you should consider coastal living.
Real outdoor adventure – every day
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People who live in the crowded city mostly spend their time indoors just to get away from the chaos and pollution that’s constantly present outside the home, especially when you live in the metropolitan area. On the contrary, people living near the sea are more likely to go ahead and walk to get some sun or just stroll along the beach or nearby parks. Sunlight is important for the body to absorb calcium for bone’s health plus it helps fight against hypertension apart from other health issues.
Limitless number of activities
Living by the sea allows you to enjoy a plethora of recreational activities that city-siders can only hope to have inside the city. Where else can you swim, surf, sail, sunbathe, play beach volleyball or football, and take strolls along the promenade? Coastal living promotes staying active by engaging in fun activities.
You get fitter and happier
Just a leisurely swim burns nearly 200 calories while a game of beach volleyball burns about 300. Walking on sand requires around 1.6-2.5 times more effort than walking flat surfaces using the same speed. You might notice that those who live near the sea are usually fitter than their city counterparts for these reasons. You can now say goodbye to the gym – make the beach your new fitness partner.
Unplug from the digital world
You can instantly decrease your stress levels by staying near the sea and unplugging from the technologically inclined life you may previously be having. You’ll feel thoroughly relaxed by putting away gadgets and going for a leisurely walk or swim on the beach. Seaside living allows for the ultimate stress-free life.
Sleep and eat better
Ever wondered why you sleep patterns normalise better when you go and spend time on the beach? This is because of the fresh sea and air. Sea air brings healthy negative ions that speeds up one’s ability to absorb oxygen while stabilising your serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter linked to stress and mood. This is why staying on the beach or lounging around makes you feel relaxed and energised.
Not only that, freshwater produce are usually available that means living near the coast is finding fresh and affordable seafood every day. Fresh seafood simply tastes better, plus it’s naturally overflowing with nutrients.
Looking for your very own near-beach home? Check out Alkimos Vista another community from the award-winning development partners Lendlease and LandCorp – builders of the globally recognised community of Alkimos Beach.
Alkimos Vista offers the chance to truly experience how great life can be near the beach – every day. Buy a new Lendlease house in Alkimos, Perth and enjoy an urban lifestyle, five minutes from the beach where you’ll be inspired by the environment while still being close to everything your family needs – malls, schools, shops, transport hubs to the CBD – you name it!
So, interested in the coastal life? Who wouldn’t? Go visit a coastal community and see if it suits your lifestyle – and go for a dip while you’re at it. Have fun!