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Go to a Beach Vacation

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YOU’RE LESS LIKELY TO DIE

Well, if you’re swimming with sharks or wreck diving, we offer no guarantees but, in general, holiday-induced relaxation leads to a longer life. A study of 12,000 men over nine years showed that those who didn’t take an annual holiday were 32% more likely to die of a heart attack. Choose life. Choose the beach.

YOU ARE NOT AT WORK

Basic, yes, but we don’t need research to tell us that not being at work makes us happy. Respite from Outlook calendar alerts, the office sleaze, scaly “aircon” skin, the commute, computer crashes, achy mouse wrist… Bliss.

ALL LOVED UP

Whether it’s your bestie, boyfriend/girlfriend, mates, family or spouse, most people head off on holiday with someone they love. In fact, beaches are so good for love vibes that 46% of honeymooners head to one to celebrate their nuptials.

D-LIST

The ultraviolet rays in sunshine can improve your sense of physical and emotional wellbeing by stimulating the production of vitamin D – this boosts our production of serotonin, the chemical that works to keep us feeling alert, up-beat and happy.

SOUND WAVES

If you’ve ever fallen asleep to the sound of crashing waves, then you know how the repetitive gentle bass beat can dispel stress and bring about a blissful state of calm. Plus – the science – research shows that the sound of waves alters the wave patterns in the brain, making you more calm and relaxed. Relaxed = happy.

BOBBING AROUND

Just floating in the sea will lift your mood and boost your health: taking a dip at the beach opens the pores and helps to remove toxins from your body, plus there’s enough magnesium in the water to have a significant effect on calming nerves. Apart from that, it is just plain fun

READ ALL ABOUT IT

Research shows that simply reading for pleasure (Twilight, John Grisham, you name it…) reduces stress by 68%. What’s more, this improved mood can be seen in a mere six minutes. Imagine how destressed (and happy) you would be after two weeks.

LUNCHTIME BREW

And we’re not talking about tea. Nothing beats the feeling of freedom that accompanies a lunch time beer. Just because you can.

HAIR SUPPLY

We know how bad hair can ruin a day so, inversely, good hair must improve it. “Sunlight makes your hair grow quicker and the iodine in seawater is great for the health of follicles,” says hair guru Neil Cornelius. “And then there’s that fresh, unfussy way that seawater makes your hair look. Billions of pounds have been spent in trying to recreate the look of just-off-the-beach hair."

BETTER SKIN

Word of the day: Thalassotherapy. It’s a big word for treating people with – or in – sea water. Call us vain, but breakouts make us want to stick our head in the sand, not lounge on it. “In moderation, the sunshine and seawater can help to clear up problematic skin by drying it out, and the salt is a natural exfoliant. Also, the silicone in the sea leaves skin looking younger, tighter and smoother,” says beauty wiz Teresa Tarmey.

 

Success stories

Rheyn Macasarte

Mar 27 at 10:47 am
Is aboutto happen.

Alicia Johnson

Mar 13 at 03:06 am
I went on a family trip

XCrossyX XMotoX

Nov 27 at 18:02 pm
4 times already ; poland , spain ; costa brava: empuriabrava , blanes , l'estartit

Ushashi Mitra

Jul 11 at 15:03 pm
to Mondarmoni...

lysette Auvil

Apr 15 at 05:40 am
In Florida with my family and when we went it was hot HOT HOT!!

Ine Voordeckers

Apr 14 at 22:29 pm
Every year again

Lara van putten

Mar 25 at 20:39 pm
In Turkije

Cherie Stratton

Feb 28 at 10:11 am
...

Pilar Uría

Feb 28 at 06:55 am
Buzios 2015 with Dodi

Martina Klemencic

Feb 13 at 12:00 pm
I go on a sea side almost every year at summer time.

Tyler Campbell

Feb 09 at 05:24 am
Been to Floridian, Cuban, and Irish beaches.

Lauren Edwards

Jan 17 at 01:55 am
Lanzarote

Rosalind Pingleton

Jan 12 at 17:02 pm
Destin

Sadhbh Sutton

Jan 12 at 08:18 am
Done

Nirlisha Pillay

Jan 12 at 01:15 am
Visited Hibberdene with my sister, it's a dear place to us that holds many fond memories. Totally unplanned, felt lie taking a drive at 1am and that's where we ended up

Charlotte Cowper

Jan 02 at 15:55 pm
spent 3 weeks on the islands in Thailand

Jen E

Dec 26 at 13:51 pm
i go to 2 to 3 beach vacations a year