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Blue spaces: How & why water can make you feel better

Blue spaces: How & why water can make you feel better

Kelly, Catherine ORCID: 0000-0002-7776-1874 (2021) Blue spaces: How & why water can make you feel better. Welbeck Balance, London. ISBN 978-1789562842 (In Press)

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Abstract

Researchers around the globe have become increasingly intrigued by our psychological response to Blue Spaces: the sea, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Studies are showing that being near water or blue space is an instant mood-lifter, helping us to be present, less stressed, and to feel more connected.

What is it about water that helps us come back to ourselves?

Many of us naturally gravitate towards the nearest blue space for our regular walks. There is an innate balancing quality that water brings – whether it's crashing waves, gentle oceans, distant horizons, or the reflections we see, water can bring on a meditative 'blue mind' state.

Join Dr Catherine Kelly, geographer, wellbeing practitioner and cold-water swimming enthusiast, as she explores the latest research into the physical, psychological and social factors that connect water and wellbeing and explains why water makes us feel better. Throughout the book you will also find exercises and suggestions to help you enhance your own wellbeing.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This book contains collated and easy to read research into blue spaces and wellbeing, but is intended for a wide, public audience.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blue Space, Wellbeing, Nature, Health, Wellness, Outdoor swimming, coasts, therapeutic landscapes
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2021 10:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/31054

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