Water Does A Body Good

Water Does A Body Good

Remember the Seinfeld episode when Kramer decided the only place he ever wanted to be was his shower? The entire show was built around his new “home,” and he even installed a garbage disposal in his tub.

So we promise you’ll feel like a new person within hours!

Here are a few reasons.

You’ll Have Increased Immunity

Sea air contains negative ions which reduce free radicals, the rogue cells that create oxidative stress and make us old, sick, and tired. You’ll be less stressed, focused, and you’ll sleep a lot better.

Water gives the brain a much-needed vacation. Our brains are like processors, and we’re constantly downloading information; we’re bombarded with news 24/7, the sound of electronic devices, sirens, traffic, construction noise, etc.  Like any muscle, we need to give it a rest so it can recover, stay healthy, and function properly.

The sound and sight of water is easier for your brain to process than what you see and hear each day,, so it just doesn’t have to work as hard. Your brain gets to unplug and relax.

You’ll Be More Creative

Ever hear anyone say they think best in the shower or while brushing the teeth?  That’s because the sound and sight of water allows for the brain to relax, so it’s easy for your brain to make new neural connections.

That means you’ll get a new perspective and give you different thinking–that THAT will get you out of the mental rut and you’ll be more creative and productive.

You’ll Get That Much Desired Natural Hormone, Oxytocin

Oxytocin is completely natural, free, and readily available, but it’d also ultra powerful.

It acts as a brain neurotransmitter that gives someone an overall feeling of well being. It’s sometimes even called the “trust hormone,” because it can alleviate social anxiety.

One way to get it it to relax on the water, hang out with friends and enjoy yourself. You might even meditate while cruising. Here’s what oxytocin does:

  • Lowers cortisol.  This ‘fight or flight’ hormone, when out of balance, can wreak havoc resulting in: sleeplessness, exhaustion, weight gain, anxiety, negative thinking, and more. A healthy dose of oxytocin will help counteract excess cortisol.
  • Gives you a stronger sense of community.  It lessens social fears and stress, says the National Institutes of Health, which helps to build self-esteem, trust, optimism, and better communication, resulting in better relationship. Science shows that oneliness and social isolation are as dangerous to health as obesity, says Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
  • Makes you happier. The amygdala is the part of the brain that controls emotions and when it’s not functioning properly, we experience, “amygdala hijack”– depression, anxiety, fear, excessive stress and more occur. However, oxytocin calms the amygdala so you can control your emotions and fears.

Fresh Air & Sunshine- Happy, Healthy, Productive

Remember when we were kids we are always encouraged to go outside?

We’d sleep better, have a lot of energy, and hardly ever get sick–not even sniffles.

We tend to forget that as adults.

Scary– studies are now showing  that in the past 20 years, the average American spends most of the season stuck in offices and living rooms rather than out breathing in the fresh air.

Even kids don’t get outside as often as they used to, spending seven hours more on today watching television, video games, and doing homework, but two hours less on sports and outdoor activities.per week than they did 20 years ago.

If you and your family need reasons to get outdoors, here are a few that will pull you away from the inside:  less depression and anxiety, stronger immunity, lower blood pressure, better sleep and better weight.

What better way to start than with a sightseeing cruise?  For more information, visit the Liberty Cruise NYC website.

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