Being close to the sea makes you healthier, Hong Kong study of ‘blue spaces’ finds

People look out to sea from Repulse Bay Beach. Regular visits to such “blue spaces” improve well-being, a study in the city by Hong Kong and British researchers shows. Photo: Edward Wong

  • Just being able to see the sea has a health benefit, and regular visits to beaches or shorelines improve well-being and lower depression risk, research shows
  • This suggests harbours, beaches and shorelines in Hong Kong and elsewhere are a public health resource which should be valued, one of study’s authors says

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Health and wellness

Lily Canter


Lily Canter

 

Published: 11:15am, 30 Jun, 2019

Updated: 6:43pm, 1 Jul, 2019

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