“Neuroscientists and psychologists add that the ocean and wild waterways are a wellspring of happiness and relaxation….and help manage trauma, anxiety, sleep, autism, addiction, fitness, attention/focus, stress, grief, PTSD, build personal resilience, and much more.” – Dr Wallace J. Nichols, The Blue Mind
Studies show that humans react positively to being in nature, particularly being by water. An exercise program which incorporates the beach, sea, and forests, like the program at The Beach Rehab Thailand, allows the brain to slow down and absorb the psychological benefits of being in nature while also enjoying the physical benefits of being active.
During outdoor exercise, the brain releases endorphins which reduce pain and enhance a sense of wellbeing. Outdoor exercise therapy is proven to decrease anxiety and blood pressure and lift mood.