03/17/2015 at 8:21pm |
Beach Vacations

·      Research shows that the sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain lulling you into a deeply relaxed state. Relaxing in this way can help rejuvenate the mind and body.

·      Floating in water means blood is diverted around from our lower limbs and pumped towards our abdominal region, the part of the body near the heart, because we are no longer standing up right. Fresh blood being pumped around the body brings more oxygen to our brain, which makes us more alert and active.

·      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. Which is why after a vacation you feel more alert, relaxed and energized.

 

·      When we're lying on the beach, the heat of the sun affects our endocrine system. This is the part of our body that secretes endorphins.  Endorphins is a natural chemicals in our body designed to make us feel relaxed and less stressed.

·       Sand is a natural exfoliant. Walking barefoot on the sand acts as a natural exfoliate to the feet. The arch of your foot naturally molds in the sand offering a low impact exercise while your feet become healthier!

 

·      Sunlight has a beneficial effect on skin disorders, such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and fungal infections of the skin.

 

·      Sunlight lowers cholesterol. The sun converts high cholesterol in the blood into steroid hormones and the sex hormones we need for reproduction. In the absence of sunlight, the opposite happens; substances convert to cholesterol.

 

·       Sunlight builds the immune system.The white blood cells, which increase with sun exposure, are called lymphocytes, and these play a major role in defending the body against infections.

 

·      Sunlight can cure depression. The noon sunshine can deliver 100,000 lux. When we sit in offices for the best part of the day, out of the sun, under neon and artificial lights (150-600 lux), we are depriving ourselves of the illumination of nature. Sunlight deprivation can cause a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression. It is more common in winter months, but also common in people who work long hours in office buildings.

 

·      Sunshine is a great source of Vitamin D.  The ocean is full of anti aging minerals that can counter the decline of your skin's elasticity among other things... this is great, great news!

 

·      Bonding with family and friends. One of the best ways to refresh not only ourselves, but also our relationships is to leave all of the intrusive and sometimes, addictive technology behind and focus on what really matters – our loved ones.

 

 
03/16/2015 at 9:41pm |
Wildwood BoardwalkThe Wildwoods are rated #1! No surprise to those that frequent the wildwoods every summer. Take a look at The Huffington Post's write up!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/02/under-the-radar-us-destinations_n_6219522.html
 
03/14/2015 at 9:41pm |
A Wildwood Crest beach vacation is not only for the kids, it is fun, relaxation and a well deserved vacation for parents that toughed it out this winter!  Relax with a long walk on the beach and explore all that Cape May County has to offer.  Beach, Boardwalk, and many Family Memories that you will always remember.  One day your kids will be parents! Don't miss out on the memories.
 
07/05/2014 at 1:45am |

WildwoodsBeen to Wildwood lately?

Taking vacations regularly is important, whether you actually feel tired or not. Some people feel that they cannot get away from their work because it is too demanding and they feel indispensable. If this is the case, it is probably one of the best possible reasons to take a break from it all. Given that in the long run, fatigue and stress directly affect our physical resistance and mental capacities, a few days of not thinking about work can go a long way to recharging our batteries.