Walking barefoot on the beach is relaxing and romantic, but did you know it’s also good for you?
Here are some of the benefits of walking on the beach barefoot:
You’ll get stronger
Sand provides resistance that strengthens your arches, ankles and leg muscles. Your foot will be going through its full range of motion, and every time your foot sinks into the sand, your muscles have to work extra hard to push you back up and move you forward.
And you’ll burn more calories
In addition to the muscular benefits, the resistance that comes from walking on sand will burn more calories. So, go ahead and order that seafood dinner!
It’s a free foot massage!
Walking barefoot on sand and taking breaks while standing in the water will massage the soles of your feet. The motion activates venous and lymphatic circulation, making your feet feel nice and relaxed.
The sand will exfoliate your feet
No need for a fancy foot scrub. Walking on sand will exfoliate dead skin cells and make your feet feel softer.
You’ll reduce your stress
There’s nothing more relaxing than strolling near the water and listening to the sounds of the ocean. Leave the shoes at home to symbolize leaving your cares behind.
A few beach walking tips
- Move your hands as you walk to help avoid swelling.
- Walk first thing in the morning or in the evening to avoid sun burn and heat stroke.
- Get yourself a walking buddy if you are interested in walking more. Having somebody with you is motivation.
- Apply sunscreen before heading out. And always carry a bottle of water and wear a hat. Remember even if it’s cloudy, you can still get sunburned. And reapply sunscreen often – particularly if you’ve been walking in the sea.
If you love walking barefoot on the beach, the Atlantic View Hotel is the right place for you! We’re located right on the beach—perfect for barefoot beach strolls. Give us a call today at 302-227-3878 or book your beach stay online!