Humans are naturally attracted to the water. We go to the beach to be near the ocean, we know that the sound of waves or waterfalls makes us feel peaceful, and millions of people get on their boats, because it makes them feel happy.
But now there is evidence that boating is actually good for you. Research by Dr. Wallace J Nichols, the author of Blue Mind, shows that boating provides a sense of calm, peace of mind, and happiness, and also changes your brain chemistry.
Nichols says that boating increases levels of good hormones like dopamine and serotonin and lowers levels of cortisol, which are associated with stress.
He shared his findings with the Discover Boating campaign. So, read this story on their website and then go boating, because it’s now officially good for you.