7 reasons to take the family to the beach on weekends

NOW that the school term is under way, routines take over and families disperse. How wonderful will it be to take the family to the beach for a bit of fun over the weekends.

Living on the South Coast we are gifted with excellent winter temperatures to enjoy the beach.

Here are 7 reasons why:

1. Soothing salt water. The minerals and salt in the ocean water soothe aching joints. It even has the ability to accelerate the healing of scrapes and cuts. How magical!
2. Exfoliate with sand. Sand acts as a natural exfoliator. It helps peels off dead skin cells from your feet and anywhere else to reveal a wonderful glow. If you go to the beach, it’s like going to an all-natural spa day!
3. Workout in the waves. All that swimming, walking, and running you’ll be doing at the beach is great exercise. You can stay healthy, get fit, or even lose weight at the beach. Did you know that just an hour of swimming can burn up to 410 calories?

4. Vital vitamin D. Soaking up that sun is actually necessary for our bodies to function. Vitamin D plays a key role in promoting healthy bones. Always make sure to put on sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat!

5. Clear the mental clutter. When you go to the beach, the calming sounds and sights can put you in a state of calm. It’s easier to let go of anything on your mind when you’re enjoying the sweet sights, smells, and sounds of nature.
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6. Technology detox. In today’s society, we are always on some type of electronic device. It turns out that cell phones and laptops don’t mix well with water or sand. The beach is a great place to take a break from the screens, which helps in clearing that mental clutter
7. Enjoying company. It’s no secret that being around friends and family is going to be a fun time. The beach is a great place to catch up, tell stories, and have a great laugh. Don’t forget to bring some refreshments and snacks!

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Sugan Naidoo
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