Walking barefoot on the beach sand isn’t only fun. It is also incredibly good for you! Nothing relaxes me more than a long walk on the beach. I see it as an all-in-one exercise because it’s food for your soul and your body. Doing regular walking is a treat for your senses that adds to your beach getaway.
Walking barefoot on the beach is also a great way to burn some excess calories you might’ve indulged in earlier. However, walking whether it’s on the sand or not improves blood circulation. This makes it an amazing exercise for people suffering from varicose veins.
Walking Is An Exercise For Your Soul
When you walk you are able to tone up your legs, get the heart rate up and clear your mind all at once. I think that’s really special. Don’t you? There aren’t a lot of other activities around that can do those things in such a simplistic way. On top of these amazing qualities, walking allows you the opportunity to explore and take the time to notice your environment with greater detail and appreciation,
My favorite part is that walking is not just good for your health, but for your beauty too! Here are a few of the benefits.
1. Massage Your Foot Soles
Taking a brisk walk on the beach in the morning or late afternoon is the perfect way to massage the soles of your feet. This action activates venous and lymphatic circulation. And if you stand on the beach shore, as the waves break. The seawater will massage your ankles, giving you a therapeutic experience.
2. Walking In Water
Just standing in the shallow waters and walking along the shore is highly beneficial to your health. If you’re not afraid of the water then try walking a little deeper into the water. Walking in deeper water and lifting your legs with each stride is tiring. That is because it is a fantastic exercise that strengthens the muscles of the legs and buttocks. Cellulite blaster ladies!
3. A Natural Exfoliate
You read that right! There are some truly amazing beauty benefits to walking on the beach sand. The friction of the sand on your feet is a natural exfoliate. Walking barefoot results in softer feet in no time, just like a home peel treatment!
4. Mineral Boost
Seawater is really good for you because it provides your body and skin with a natural mineral boost. Water contains minerals (iodine and sodium) that help prevent aging and stress.
Wet or Dry Sand
If you’re right near the shore then you’ll obviously be walking on the wet sand. This is easier and takes less effort. But as you get fitter and start to notice the benefits of the water, you may want to extend your walks farther up the beach where the sand is dryer.
The dry sand is a lot less stable and the shape shifts as you walk, and this then requires more effort. You must keep in mind that although this is a great exercise. It also means there is a higher risk of injury, mainly to the ankle ligaments.
Tips To Walk On The Beach
- Move your hands when walking to avoid swelling.
- Do not walk on the beach midday to avoid burning in the sun or getting sunstroke. I think the best time is first thing in the morning or in the evening.
- If you would like to walk more, then it’s always helpful to get yourself a buddy. Having somebody with you will motivate you and will stop any possible laziness in its tracks. (And this is not an invitation to head to the nearest beach bar.)
- And guys, please be sure to apply sunscreen before you get going! Always carry a bottle of water and wear a hat. Remember that you can still get sunburned when it’s cloudy, and the sun bounces back up from the water. Don’t forget to reapply the sunscreen when your walk is over – particularly if you’ve been walking in the sea.
So if you’re on vacation or live near a beach the most relaxing, enjoyable, and beautiful exercise you can do is this. And it’s even better barefoot! It is cheap, effective, and most importantly good for your soul.