Being Beside the Seaside Really is Good for You!
It's true! Scientists have not confirmed what residents and visitors in Lyme Regis knew all along - that visits to the coast are the best.
Katherine Ashbullby and Mathew White of Plymouth University have just presented their research findings to the British Psychological Society, concluding that open air exercise is good for you, but if you want to reap the full benefits you should head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park. They found that all outdoor locations were associated with positive feelings (enjoyment, calmness, refreshment), but that visits to the coast were most beneficial and visits to urban parks least beneficial.
The 2012 season in Lyme Regis is packed with events from now until September. This good news from the scientists will, no doubt, give Lyme Regis hotels and B&Bs a much needed boost in bookings for all those searching for enjoyment, calmness and refreshment.
Peter Wiles, Peter Wiles Photography
Published on 22/04/2012.