Sometimes we need a vacation, which refers to an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling. This is more or less a break, time off, recess, leave, leave of absence, furlough, holiday, get away, from a regular occupation. For our well-being or wellness which refers to diverse inter connected dimensions of physical, mental and social base that extends beyond traditional definition of health. We immediately experience relaxation and less stress in certain surroundings or environments.
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“There is a clear correlation between close proximity to a body of water and better psychological and overall health outcomes, said Michael Depledge, chair of Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Depledge has been studying the effects of so-called “blue environments” for a decade, helping to shepherd a number of research projects that have caught the attention of the U.K. government and the European Union (EU).
Spending time near the water, “promotes physical activity and general fitness,” reducing the incidence of diabetes and other diseases associated with obesity.
But it also slows down our heart rate and reduces stress hormones, boosting our mental health, which Depledge calls “the second great epidemic we’re facing.”
The World Health Organization, for one, expects depression to become the world’s largest contributor to disease by 2030.
The work of Depledge and others at the University of Exeter started as an extension of studies pioneered by researchers like Rachel and Stephen Kaplan, at the University of Michigan, who showed the health benefits of spending time in green spaces.
One line of research, in particular, found that people consistently show a strong preference for pictures of natural environments even when compared to attractive urban landscapes. But Depledge and his team noticed that while the rivers, lakes and the sea often appear in the visual stimuli associated with green spaces, water rarely appeared in pictures of cities and other man-made environments.
When they ran their own study including pictures of things like fountains, canals and coastal cities, they found that respondents consistently reacted better to pictures with water.
In fact, the more water in the picture, the more positive the reaction was likely to be, Depledge said. Although people still expressed a preference for natural over urban settings with water, it was clear that aquatic features mattered a great deal.
In their next study, Depledge and his colleagues used data from a government-run annual health survey of England to see if they could spot a link between health and proximity to water.
Sure enough, coastal residents consistently reported feeling healthier than others living further away from the sea.”
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