Being Near Water Reduces Stress

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Some people prefer their water fresh; others must have the sand and the surf to be happy.  No matter your preference, water has long been equated with life.  This can be taken literally since humans are made mostly of water and require quite a good amount of water to stay alive.  In a more abstract way however, most animals, humans included, are drawn to water for a more visceral reason.  Simply, being near water reduces stress and anxiety and promotes a sense of peace and calm.  Don’t believe me?

Renowned marine biologist Dr. Wallace Nichols has written a best selling book covering “The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do.”

Researchers at University of Sussex, University College London, London School of Economics & Political Science, and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment authored a 2013 study on the benefits of natural spaces and the resulting effect on human emotions.

Heck, there have been so many scientific studies on the subject that some researchers have done meta-studies on the topic.  (Meta-studies are studies of the studies themselves.)

So, in an effort to aid our fellow humans lead happier lives, this website Lakes Near Me is a repository for all of the lakes in the United States.  Whether you’re looking for something quite unusual such as Hanging Lake outside of Grand Junction, Colorado, something sporting such as surfing Lake Superior on Stoney Point Beach near Duluth, MN, an outrageously over the top lake party in Lake Havasu, Arizona, or just your average (albeit absolutely gorgeous) calm hangout lake just as Lake Tahoe, Lakes Near Me can point you in the right direction and get you on your calm, healing, stress-free journey!