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How Living Near the Ocean Makes You Smile

by Brent May

If you’re dreaming of making the move south to one of our sunny beach destinations like Huatulco, Puerto Escondido, Yucatan or Mazatlan, here are some health benefits that might just make you make the change to coastal living.

Living by the ocean contributes to mental and physical health. We know it makes us feel good but the science backs the reasons, too. Here are a few of the reasons people just feel better at the ocean.


Ocean Air

The relaxing effects of ocean air help you sleep better. Negative ions in the ocean air help your body absorb oxygen and balance out serotonin levels. People who live close to the ocean tend to have less mental distress and overall better mental health.


Ocean Views and Sounds

The more we look at the ocean, the less stress and anxiety we have and promotes a reduction in heart rate. The sound of the waves contributes to the overall calming effect.


Effects of Salt Water

Salt water has cleansing properties helping the body heal. High in minerals, ocean water has curative and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. The sea air with its saline mist has a soothing effect on the respiratory system.


Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

Living by the beach increases your chances of being fitter and healthier according to several studies. Those who live near the ocean tend to exercise regularly. Walking on the sand barefoot is difficult and uses more muscles than walking on pavement. Swimming in the water helps push blood to your heart and brings more oxygen to the brain. This improves blood circulation throughout the body and also improves concentration.


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Living by the ocean gives you the chance to be involved in sports all year long like snorkeling, paddleboarding and surfing. The coastline provides other opportunities to stay fit like walking, jogging, biking, hiking.

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More Sunlight

All of the physical activity has a strong effect on mental health. And the effects of lots of Vitamin D will make you happier says the science. Vitamin D from regular sunlight increases immunity, increases endorphins, lowers the risk of cancer and increases bone health.


More Clarity

Many of us who have moved to Mexico and beach destinations talk about all of these science-backed reasons. And we also talk about the human benefits like having helped us have clearer

life/ family/ work priorities. Somehow living by the ocean just helps us be more present to what’s happening in our lives and helps us be more creative in our own existence.

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We make the search for homes in our beach destinations as easy and convenient as possible. If you’re looking to buy a home or condo in Huatulco, Puerto Escondido, Mazatlan or Yucatan, we’re here to assist you in all of your real estate needs. Our agents have also made the move to Mexico. They understand the process and know how to answer your questions from their personal experience.  

Our portfolio includes some of the best beach homes for sale in Mexico. If you’re interested in discovering more, our Stay & Plays allow you to spend time getting to know the area. Get more information today!


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