Have you ever had the conversation of “Where would you rather vacation: beach or mountains?” A lot of folks fall squarely into one camp or the other. Some spend the entire year dreaming of sitting in the sand, sunning themselves while listening to the inexorable march of crashing waves against the shore.
Some experts attribute the draw of the beach to the radiating negative ions that come from the surf. Taking a “bath” in this negative ion wave has a variety of positive impacts on the body and mind, including:
- elevated mood
- enhanced immune system
- revitalized metabolism
But what does going to the mountains do for us?