Whether you have spent time at the beach or just time staring at pictures of the beach, you know the calming, restorative qualities of watching, listening and even smelling the water. Even if you never go in, you feel refreshed! There is real scientific evidence for the phenomenon. The Blue Mind.

This state of mind, the Blue Mind, is a relaxing, rejuvenating place. We feel happier, calmer, and more energized. And our anxieties seem to melt away. Why? Science!

The following article explains the Blue Mind and summarizes the book by the same name, written by researcher Wallace J. Nichols.

Why You Are Better at the Beach
This Is Your Brain on the Beach
The rolling waves, the warm sun, the salt smell, the sand under your feet, the beach represents the ultimate in relaxation for many of us. And research backs up our intuition that the sea has a profoundly positive effect on our psychology.

Dr. Nichols' book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being In, Near, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, is one more of his widely read and acclaimed books about water and its benefits. He had written about environmental issues, our planet, and his favorite subject, sea turtles.

Why You Are Better at the Beach
"Blue Mind": Mental health benefits of being near water
The new book "Blue Mind" by Wallace J. Nichols draws a scientific connection between oceans or lakes and our health and happiness. Ben Tracy reports.

To order his book, or just check out more about this interesting author and his ideas about why we need water, visit his website.

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Why You Are Better at the Beach
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