Research: Sea Air is Really Good For Health
A study has found a positive association between living near the coast and good health.
Researchers based in Devon and Cornwall have found that those people who live closer to the sea tend to be healthier.
However, it’s not merely those who live in bucolic seaside areas that see the benefits, but the biggest effect is actually felt by those people who are living in coastal cities such as Newcastle and Southampton, in comparison to inland ones like Birmingham and Leeds.
Ben Wheeler, a public health expert from Exeter University, was not certain regarding how much it had to do with the salty air.
According to Wheeler, it could be that the sea may leave a calming impact on people, or that those people who lived near it had an additional incentive to get out and about.