Sail World has reported on a new scientific study by an award winning marine biologist that has confirmed what we already felt to be true: boating is good for you!
The article by Domenic Genua on 27 September 2020 reports that:
“Dr Wallace Nichols… has shown getting out on the water in a boat promotes rest, with significant physiological and psychological benefits…
“His research includes the vast cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual benefits that we can all derive from healthy waters and oceans throughout our lives.
“Through his research, Dr. Nichols has identified that the mere sight and sound of water promotes wellness by lowering cortisol, increasing serotonin and inducing relaxation. Being on the water promotes physiological and psychological benefits that help manage trauma, anxiety, sleep, autism, addiction, fitness, attention/focus, stress, grief, PTSD, build personal resilience, and much more.
“His study in the US has shown that 84% of parents think their kids would be more likely to unplug from their phones and laptops on a boat trip versus a road trip…”