Firstly let’s look at the health benefits living in Jersey by the sea can offer you…
The human body depends on sunlight for a number functions, when your skin is exposed to sunlight it stimulates the creation of Vitamin D. Vitamin D improves the immune system and can reduce and mitigate against conditions such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis, and can help make your bones stronger! Furthermore safe exposure to the Jersey sun can help reduce skin conditions like psoriasis, help the digestive system and give you healthier hair, skin and nails!
And did you know, the sunlight in coastal locations such as Jersey is more sufficient and healthier for you in comparison to the sunlight in more humid locations.
Jersey is the sunniest place in the British Isles and so is the perfect location to (safely!) get the sunlight prescription you require! The Jersey sunshine will give you all the vitamin D you need each day leading to a healthier and better quality of life!
Science has shown the more sea air you have in your lungs the healthier you’ll be. With nothing between Jersey and the USA and our green, agricultural landscape the Jersey air is clean and suffers limited to no pollution. In comparison to inland air, the air at the coast is charged with negative ions which allows the body to absorb oxygen more easily. This salty sea air boosts your serotonin levels and in so doing aids the respiratory system and helps you breath, gives you a good night’s sleep and boosts your mood!
Sleep – living by the sea helps you sleep more easily as your body can more easily absorb oxygen. In fact a study by the National Trust in 2015 found that people who have been on a coastal walk sleep for an additional 47 minutes longer in comparison to the 12 minutes longer experienced by those who went for a walk in inland areas.
Heart – The pressure at the coast is higher and this coupled with the additional oxygen in the air gives you a healthier heartbeat.
Mental health – studies have shown that those who live by the seaside show higher levels of happiness. The negative ions in the sea air balances the body’s happy hormones, serotonin which in turn reduces stress and anxiety.
Immune system – living by the sea also boosts your immune system thanks to the iodine in the air helping protect you from infections and illnesses such as coughs, sinusitis, bronchitis, and asthma.
Lungs – the iodine and salts in the sea air helps to clean your lungs and sinuses, and soothes the body’s mucosal lining. This not only helps you breathe better but can also help reduce the need for antibiotics.
Living by the sea gives you access to another one of nature’s natural healers, sea water. Sea water has been shown to have both external and internal healing effects on the body thanks to its mineral rich makeup. Minerals in the water including magnesium, chloride, sodium, potassium, iodine and sulphur have curative and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. This can be particularly beneficial to those suffering from sensitive skin and issues such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. The iodine in the water also helps to heal wounds and acne! It’s not just external problems that can be helped from a dip in the sea, the seawater also helps blood clotting, muscular function, and helps to normalise the production of thyroid hormones.
We’ve already touched on the benefits that sea air can do such as warding off depression and anxiety but here are some other mood boosting effects living by the sea can have.
The sound of the waves has been shows to alter patterns in the brain helping to calm and relax you. It’s not just the sound that boosts your mood, looking at the colour of the ocean (‘blue space’) also helps you feel more relaxed and rejuvenated.
A study conducted by the University of Exeter found that those living by the coast reported high positive mental health. Being a 45 mile square island no matter where you choose to live in Jersey you’re never far from coast so in your daily life you can receive the health benefits of seaside living.
But it’s not all about the health benefits here are some other opportunities life by the sea can offer…
A Healthier & Active Coastal Lifestyle
Studies have shown living at the coast increases your chances of a healthier and more active lifestyle in comparison to other settings. In fact the closer you are to the coast the more likely you are to regularly exercise. Living in Jersey offers you a multitude of coastal activities to choose from; from swimming, sailing, kayaking, surfing and paddle boarding in the crystal clear sea, to hiking along the Island’s dramatic cliff paths, and even jogging along the peaceful sea fronts… the list in endless!
Invest in your lifestyle and be inspired by Jersey the Jersey coastline and delve into the all the options available to you and your family!
Professional & Corporate Opportunities
When you live on the coast (and on an Island!), you live in close proximity to other likeminded professionals. Being 45 square mile Island with vibrant business centre and with world leading international firms and a professional, highly educated and experienced work force right on your doorstep finding new business contacts and opportunities couldn’t be easier. Living on the Jersey coast could open many doors.
The Island even offers great activities for corporate parties and team building days, be it social drinks on alfresco terraces or corporate sailing lessons and beach days, it’s a great opportunity for you and your staff to unwind, relax and get to know each other better. Added to this the increased staff wellbeing and the boost to team morale.
…there are plenty of lifestyle opportunities too!
Living in Jersey means you have ample outdoor activities so you don’t have to be cooped up in the office! Having so many different activities and adventure groups to choose from means it’s even easier to find new hobbies, make new friends and enjoy life.
A move to Jersey means you can benefit from new opportunities be for business or lifestyle!
Being by the sea lets all your senses be exposed, allowing you to become more experimental and observant. It’s no wonder that many of the world’s top authors, musicians and painters for centuries have gone to the sea for inspiration!
Jersey is the home to many well-known artists; from authors such as Peter James, to well-known actors and actresses, poet laureate, and some exceptional internationally recognised painters!
Let the Jersey seaside, inspire you, rest your brain and let your creative juices flow!
All the Family Will Love It
No matter what age your children are, whether they are young and still at home or have flown the nest, they will love living along the Jersey coast or visiting for holidays! In Jersey you’re never more than 10 minutes away from the beach and your favourite coastal activities! In the summer (and even some winter days) you’d be forgiven in thinking you were nestled on a beautiful Caribbean beach but in reality this paradise is just on your doorstep at home in Jersey. Enjoy a BBQ together with family and friends and watch the sunset and the children play freely and safely on the soft white sand.
Living in Jersey means you have access to the freshest, and tastiest local seafood whatever your pallet! Whether you prefer fine dining or more casual experiences Jersey has over 400 cafes and restaurants taking advantage of what the local waters have to offer. And if you prefer the home kitchen you can easily find yourself locally caught seafood from the fish market or from one of the Island’s fish stalls. Live in Jersey and allow your taste buds to explode with delight!
Stunning Sunrises & Sunsets
Every day, romance is just around the corner, free of charge. Nature provides the perfect setting to enjoy time with those you love be it watching the sunrise on a new day or watching the day close across the sea. Find time to watch one of nature’s best shows, and let the serenity set you a new.
The benefits of living in Jersey are priceless, be it in business or for health, invest in your future and your lifestyle, and that of your loved ones.
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