Study Looks at Mental Health Benefits of Coastal Living

Relaxing by the shore is good for your mental health, and new research proves it.

The study comes from the UK's University of Exeter. There, researchers found that living close to the coast can have long-lasting benefits and supports better overall mental health.

After accounting for other possible contributing factors, the study concludes that living in a large town or city close to England’s coast is linked to improved mental health among people in the lowest earning households.

The study actually comes at an opportune time for the people of England, as the English Government is currently working towards opening full access to England’s Coast Path by next year. Virtually everywhere in England is within about 70 miles of the coast, so this expanded access should make it easier than ever for literally all English citizens to enjoy the benefits of time spent beside the sea.

Read more about the study here.

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