We all know that in Marlborough, life is #brillianteveryday. But did you know that our fantastic coastal location could be the secret to eternal happiness? Victorian doctors used to prescribe ‘sea air’ as a cure for all kinds of malaise and ailments. But these days it’s official. Living by water has been proven to improve health and increase overall happiness.
Living by Water – Three ways it improves health… (and happiness)
Marlborough has about 1,800km of coastline. Even if you don’t live right on the water, you’ll find a beach just a short drive from the CBD. A weekend trip or evening visit after the working day might be just the thing you need if you’re feeling a little jaded.
Sea air is charged with negative ions. These help your body to absorb oxygen, improve alertness, and combat free radicals. It seems like those Victorian doctors knew what they were talking about… We prescribe a visit to Whites Bay!
It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep plays an essential role in your physical health. You may be resting, but your body is active, carrying out critical functions, including muscle repair, memory consolidation and hormone release. If your rest is cut short, these vital tasks are interrupted, which can have a detrimental effect on your health.
So, where does living by water come into the equation? Well, sea air is cleaner and fresher, with higher levels of oxygen which can help to improve your sleep. There’s a reason why your favourite day spa plays the relaxing sounds of waves during your massage treatment; it’s all very soothing and restful.
Jump In & Play:
When you live by the water you can’t help but dive into physical activity. Swimming, boating and splashing around are part of everyday life in Marlborough. Even if you’re not one for grabbing your togs, you might enjoy a climb in the Wither Hills to look out over Cloudy Bay. Just thirty minutes of brisk activity each day can add years to your life and have an overall positive impact on your mental well-being as well as physical.
Are you ready to move closer to the water and discover the secret to happiness? Talk to our waterfront team today.