Get your vitamin sea: why living on the coast is better for you – Coast magazine
Living by the sea really is good for you – now there’s evidence to back that up. Words: Anna Turns
Despite the widespread intuitive feeling that being by the sea makes us happier and healthier, there hasn’t been much scientific evidence to quantify this connection. Until now. Environmental psychologist Dr Lewis Elliott studies how the natural environment, in particular the coast, makes us feel, think and behave – and he and his team at the University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment & Human Health are unravelling the tangible benefits of breathing in the fresh sea air.
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