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What are the health benefits of seaside living?

By Andrew Bell

While there is so much more to Surfers Paradise than just its beaches, the breathtaking coastline is where we get our identity – it's where we live, work and play. 

Our coastline shelters us, as well as sustaining an affluent mix of marine wildlife.

Coastal living is a popular venture around the globe – three billion people, in fact, according to the Population Reference Bureau. This makes for about half of the world's residents, and is expected to double by 2025.

What's interesting, though, is that their definition of coastal living is "within 200 kilometres of the sea". Why not consider real estate in Surfers Paradise, where you're basically living on the water?

Here are just a few of the many benefits.

The exercise is good for you

There are a number of health advantages to purchasing Main Beach real estate. A new report from the Heart Foundation, Blueprint for an Active Australia, found that since 2001, the proportion of those who do little to no exercise has been increasing year on year. It is recommended that an adult accumulates 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.

While this may be a problem for those living in the suburbs, it isn't so for those who own Surfers Paradise property, as it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the beach and impending exercise.

In fact, there is science behind it. A recent UK study has found that people who live close to the coast are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than people living inland.

Dr Mathew White, lead author of the study, said that it was plain to see that coastal living provides a fantastic resource for physical activity.

"Participants reported a number of activities from simply walking to more obvious exercise such as swimming or running," he said.

The seawater is good for you

The idea of using seawater as a form of health therapy has been around for centuries.

Research published in a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found significant improvements in health upon installing saltwater swimming pools in two remote communities.

It would seem that swimming in saltwater provides the equivalent of a nasal and ear washout as well as cleaning the skin, as there was a notable decrease in pyoderma (skin sores) nose, ear and throat infections.

No wonder so many people flock to rentals in Surfers Paradise, especially when it's a public health resource.

The sun is good for you

Real estate in Surfers Paradise has ample sunlight, which is the best source available for the essential vitamin D. It does need to be taken in the right amount, of course – achieving a good balance will ensure you safely maintain adequate levels of the vitamin.

A report released by Cancer Council Australia asserts that the benefits of the sun include musculoskeletal health and reducing the risk of bone fractures.

What's more, while you're receiving a tan by your Main Beach real estate, the sun's heat will be affecting your endocrine system – secreting endorphins in your body – which will make you feel less stressed and more relaxed according to a study from Harvard Medical School.

How do you get Surfers Paradise property?

If the above-mentioned health benefits of coastal living appeal to you, get in touch with the experts at Ray White Surfers Paradise. We have a wealth of knowledge of the area and can help people of all backgrounds find their ideal real estate in Surfers Paradise.

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