Science in the journal Heath & Place help explained why being near water is so relaxing: In the study, every 20 percent increase in the amount of time people spent near the ocean (which the researchers dubbed “blue space”) was linked to 28 percent drop in stress levels. The authors theorize that seeing blue space and hearing the sounds of water mutes the stress-inducing sensory stimuli that constantly bombards us. Past research has shown that being exposed to natural freshwaters (like lakes) and man made waterscapes (like pools and fountains) offers similar benefits.
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