Scientists have found that taking walks on the beach can improve mental health.
In fact, people who live near the beach are said to be happier.
Researchers and psychologists say the mood (mood) of humans can improve if he travels to nature.
One of these includes taking a walk on the beach.
This was mentioned in a recent study conducted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health.
The study suggests that short walks on the beach are beneficial for mental health and fighting depression.
Previously, a study called these activities the blue spaces that can be the key to a better quality of life.
It is even said that people who live near the beach have a happier life than in cities.
Reporting from Metro, researchers got the results through a study of 60 respondents before, during, and after spending 20 minutes in different environments.
This research lasted for 3 weeks where in the first week the respondents were asked to walk on the beach.
The second week walking on the streets of the city, and the third week resting indoors.
Then the researchers measured the respondents’ blood pressure and heart rate by asking questions related to their mood.
As a result, walking on the beach does not have a big impact on the work of the heart but the respondents have a better mood than other activities.
However, the research team said that the findings still require further study.
“In particular, after a short walk on the Barcelona beach, respondents reported an improvement in their mood, vitality, and mental health,” he continued.
Currently, about 55 percent of the world’s population lives in cities.
So the benefits of blue space may be an integral part of the well-being of people in the world as a whole.
A traveler can try taking a walk on the beach to help improve mental health, especially when a traveler feels anxious about uncertainty.
Currently, travelers can travel to the beach while still implementing health protocols, namely wearing a mask, maintaining distance, and washing hands diligently.