I think it’s probably true for all of us; we just don’t get out in the sun enough anymore. We’ve been busy with work, beaches and parks were limiting entry (or closed), or the weather hasn’t been great. There’s always a reason or excuse for why we inevitably decide to just stay in. There’s something so comforting and grounding about wiggling your toes in warm beach sand, but did you know that going to the beach can actually improve your well-being? Here’s what Web MD says about beach days.
It lifts your mood. Time on the beach increases your self-esteem and promotes relaxation. People with attention deficit disorder can feel calmer at the beach. Walking along the shoreline can make you feel less isolated and happier. The beach can have lasting benefits for people who have anxiety, depression, elevated stress, and other mental health conditions. Spending just 20 minutes walking along the beach can boost your mood.
In honor of National Play In The Sand Day, our Melissa and Doug beach toys are Buy One, Get One FREE!
Treat your kids (and treat yourself) with a beach day and take advantage of this great deal!