At MJF we don’t have work breaks, we have beach breaks- and we aren’t just referring to our delicious and refreshing watermelon, mint, and hibiscus juice (although that is a fan favorite). When we need some time to unwind, we take to the beach. Not only is a walk along the beach awesome for clearing the mind and relaxing but it also has added health benefits!
Walking in the sand requires about 2.5 times more energy than walking on hard surfaces. This causes you to burn 20- 50% more calories, without being too hard on your joints and feet due to the natural cushion the sand provides for you.
Not only does the sand feel amazing as it massages your soles but it also activates venous and lymphatic circulation. Sand also serves as mother nature’s exfoliant, peeling away dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother and rejuvenated.
If you let the waves come up and splash your legs while you’re strolling along the coast, you will be getting the added benefit of soaking up all the minerals that are in salt water that cleanse and heal the skin.
Walking barefoot is thought to ground us and reconnect us with nature, allowing us to de-stress and fill us with good vibes.
By Colleen Kelly
Photo Cred: @laurenrmarks