A natural source of happiness

A natural source of happiness

Did you know that the sea brings happiness? Let’s have a look at some health benefits of the seaside.

Everybody knows well that the sea gives a sense of freedom and brings happiness.
But now it is even scientifically proved. During some studies carried out for ten years, researchers have observed that spending time in a marine environment stimulates the release of dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, which are substances responsible for our happiness.
Here below is a list of the salient points of these studies.

The colour of the sea

According to another survey, blue is the favourite colour of most of the people. It may depend on the fact that, since it is the prevailing colour on Earth (the sea, the sky), it gives us a sense of connection with our planet.

The walks along the shore

By using functional magnetic resonance, it has been observed that it takes a brief glimpse at the sea to activate the brain regions that are responsible for positive attitude and happy memories.

The view of the sea

Another study was carried out with two groups of students: the first group stayed in rooms with a view of the sea, while the second group were assigned rooms located in a city. The first group showed an improvement in attention and concentration.

The recovery of our natural condition

By nature, we are linked to water. There are also some evolutional theories according to which the man adapted to the Earth only at a later time, because he originally developed in the water. Also, as we all know, 75% of our body is made up of water. So… it’s impossible not to live in harmony with this element.

You see? Spending holidays in Salento can be an effective way to achieve happiness. Besides all the advantages we have just listed, there are also the beauty of the landscapes and the contact with nature, thanks to the enchanting vegetation that characterises the territory.
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