We can all agree that a day at the beach can cure just about any bad attitude. But did you know there are actual health benefits to dipping your toes in the sand, too?  

Vitamin D: According to Healthline, vitamin D is referred to as the sunshine vitamin because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus,  and facilitating normal immune systemfunction. 

Exercise: The beach is a natural fitness center. Whether you take a swim in the gulf waters or walk in the sand, you are sure to improve body strength and cardiovascular health. 

A better night’s sleep: An article from DailyMail.com explains that sea air is charged with healthy negative ions that accelerate our ability to absorb oxygen. Negative ions also balance levels of serotonin, a body chemical linked with mood and stress.  

It’s no secret that times are still stressful for everyone, so why not plan a trip to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach this summer? And make sure you add a Sail Wild Hearts adventure to your itinerary!  

Heres to a healthier 2021!