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5 health benefits of a fiji island vacation

by / Friday, 01 July 2016 / Published in Fiji Beaches

A Fiji island vacation can do wonders for not just your mental health, but your physical health as well.

It is no secret that stress causes health problems. According to WebMD, “Studies have found many health problems related to stress. Stress seems to worsen or increase the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma.”

Taking a vacation can help relieve stress and lower the risks for those ailments. But stress relief isn’t the only health benefit of a Fiji island vacation.

Vitamin D

One of the essential vitamins our bodies need for good health is vitamin D. However, vitamin D is best absorbed directly from the sun, and not through foods. Just 10 minutes on a beach in Fiji allows a persons body to absorb their daily requirement of vitamin D. Just imagine how much you will get on a week long vacation!

Salt Water Improves Your Ability to Fight Infections

Salt water has unique antibacterial and anti-fungal properties making it excellent for external infections; however it also helps internal infections as well. In addition to the salt, the iodine in salt water is highly antiseptic. Not only that, the iodine helps improve thyroid function which also helps the body fight infections.

Taking a Swim in the Ocean is Excellent for Your Skin

fiji-island-vacationSwimming in the ocean is a triple feature for your skin. The sand churned up by the waves is an excellent exfoliant removing dead skin and refreshing your complexion.

The heat from the sun opens your pours, and lets the salt in the water in to draw out excessive oils and toxin. The iodine in the water also removes bacteria and fungus from your skin helping to give you a beautiful, clean glow. There are also many other minerals in sea water that help preserve skins elasticity.

Breathing Easier at the Beach

Ah yes, we all love to step out on the beach and take a deep breath. But did you know, that breathing deep while at the beach is an automatic response to the air quality? People with asthma, COPD, or breathing difficulties will find that it’s far easier to breathe when on the beach. This is because the beach air is charged with negative ions that actually work to increase oxygen absorption in the lungs.

The Beach is Full of Opportunities to Exercise

Walking in the loose sand of the beach causes your legs to use far more muscles to hold balance then you use when walking on concrete. Just a simple walk in the sand can be an incredible workout. Swimming is an amazing, low impact, aerobic exercise.  Your bodies nature buoyancy takes the pressure of off joints allowing you to do more exercise with less pain. As an added bonus, all that exercise you get at the beach helps relieve insomnia and guarantees a good notes sleep.

Enjoy the Health Benefits of a Fiji Island Vacation

If you are planning a beach getaway this summer, Fiji is the best place to go. The secluded islands of the Yasawa Island Chain will take you back to the natural beauty of Fiji the way it has always been. Sure, the Yasawa Islands are a bit off the beaten path, but the best places always are. To get to Yasawa, you can either take a 5 hour boat trip from Nadi on the Yasawa Flyer, or a 30 minute flight on a seaplane from Turtle Airways. Either way, your health is worth it.