The Canary Islands are well known for their wonderful climate and for the beaches that bless their coastlines. But what exactly is it that brings tourists back to the “islands of sun and sands” time and time again? Do you know the benefits that you can take back with you after an unforgettable holiday in the Canaries? In this article, we shall concentrate simply on the sand and discover the benefits – both physical and mental – that a walk along the beach can give.
Although we normally think of the beach as basically a place to lie down and bask in the sun, the main benefits for our body come from the sand and moreover when we walk barefoot in it. Whilst our feet leave footprints in the sand, those walks leave a positive mark on our body:-
- Strengthen and tone our muscles, mainly our legs and feet.
- Improve our cardiovascular system and blood flow.
- Activate our circulation and help prevent varicose veins.
- Activate our central nervous system and contribute towards better balance.
- Increase our bone density and reduce the risks of osteoporosis.
Furthermore, walking in the sand also helps us to relax, has a positive effect on our state of mind and can even ease symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia. Not only does the action of waves on the shore massage the numerous nerve endings in our feet but the sea breeze oxygenates our lungs, an excellent source of energy and health.
We cannot forget either the positive effects that sand has on our skin, acting as a natural exfoliant that eliminates dead skin cells and softens the skin. Sand being used as well in vasodilator therapies.
Without a doubt, if we protect our skin adequately from the sun and keep ourselves hydrated, sandy areas are excellent for our health, both body and mind.
If you decide on the Canary Islands to improve your health, it’s a great choice because you can choose between several different types of sand on the islands. Contact Canary Medical Key for more information.
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