When we think of things we can do to promote a healthy mind and body, we don’t often think of chartering a yacht. In fact, chartering a yacht can seem like a luxury; only something the frivolous and rich can do. However, chartering a yacht has some surprising benefits for cultivating both a healthy mind and a healthy body. Here’s five reasons why chartering a yacht can have health benefits.
#1: Burn More Calories
Did you know that being on a boat on the water makes you passively burn more calories than when you’re on land? That’s because your body is constantly making little adjustments to counter the natural movement of the boat. Your muscles will flex and stretch, even when you’re not consciously meaning to, leading to better muscle control and more calories burned.
#2: Relaxing Sea Air
Being on the ocean or sea means that you are breathing air which has negative ions. These negative ions help you absorb more oxygen and balance your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a chemical in your body which is linked with mood and stress. This makes you feel more alert, relaxed, and energized.
In our lives we’re bombarded every day with what we need to do and how long we have to do it. Our days are filled with too many distractions and other things which take our attention away from just being. Getting away from it all, by chartering a yacht, can allow your mind and body to purge all of that excess information and distraction.
#4: Enjoy Nature
Did you know that being in nature can reduce anger, fear, and stress? Did you know that it increases pleasant feelings? This is because it not only has a psychological affect, it also has a physical one. Experiencing nature reduces heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and causes our bodies to produce less stress hormones. That allows your body to relax more both mentally and physically.
#5: Enjoy the Vitamin D
While we’re on the subject of nature, you can’t beat the health benefits you get from soaking up that all-natural vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced in your body when your skin is exposed to the sun, and it has a lot of great benefits for your body. Its most vital function is helping to absorb calcium and phosphorus, and promoting a normal immune system. It’s great for helping in the growth and development of bones and teeth. It can even give you an improved resistance to specific diseases. We’re not advising you to pass over the sunscreen on your yacht trip. In fact, you can still absorb some vitamin D through your layer of sunscreen while blocking that bad UVB light.