5 reasons why living near water benefits your health

Who hasn’t dreamed of waking up every morning to the sound of the ocean waves or the splashing of river water? Most of us wish we had a home on a river shore, sandy beach, or next to a waterfall.

Although it sounds dreamy and impossible, there are plenty of ways to make that dream a reality. Even if it’s just for few days, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t live by the water.

Here in the US, there are plenty of options for living near water. From lakesides, riversides, and next to waterfalls, to ocean fronts and islands.


Whether you’re looking for a home on Lake Michigan, or somewhere on the beaches of Florida, finding one near water will give you much more than just a home.



Apart from the beautiful scenery, living on or near water has many benefits. It can benefit your health, cleanse your soul, and give your total peace and tranquility. Living by water will provide a happy and healthy life for you and your family.

Here are five reasons why living near water benefits and improves your health.

1. Fresh Air


When it comes to living near water, the best option is to live by the sea. The sea air is charged with negative ions, which helps your body to absorb oxygen, improve alertness, and combat free radicals. They also balance the serotonin levels in your body, which is a chemical associated with mood and stress.

Have you noticed that after days spent at the beach, you feel more relaxed and refreshed? Now imagine how you’d feel if you lived by the sea longer than a vacation period.

2. Sunshine


Spending time in the sun provides essential vitamin D which is good for helping our bodies to absorb calcium, and prevent osteoporosis. Although it can be found in different foods, it’s usually hard to get the right amount. But, spending few hours daily in the sun, will give you a good dose of Vitamin D. Just remember to put on the sunscreen.

3. Calming sounds


If you go in a spa center, you will no doubt listen to some calming sounds on the speakers. Usually, we use the soothing sounds of water, waves, and birds to relax and calm ourselves. We often use sounds from nature to help us fall asleep.

But, living near water will give you the most natural and soothing melodies. While listening to relaxing noises of waves and the water lapping the shore, you will never feel more calm and relaxed.

4. Immune function boost


Living by the water will not only lower the stress in your life, but it will also increase your immune system. Reducing the stress means that your body has more potential to be healthy and vibrant.

With the fresh air, enough sunshine and the daily doses of vitamins, combined with the more relaxed body, you will notice a big boost in your immune function.

5. “Blue Mind” Effect


Research has shown that our body and mind tend to have a personal and emotional relationship with water, also known as “Blue Mind” effect. It’s a state when our body and soul feel more relaxed when near water.

Notice how you feel more meditative as soon as you get near the beach. You forget everything that caused you stress, and focus on the calming sounds and the feel of the water.


Hopefully, this will convince you to leave the city and move out into a cozy home by the water. Not only that you’ll be healthier, but you will also take dope pictures all the time.


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tomi-stojanovik is one of the authors writing for Outdoor Revival