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

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

  • 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
Topic |   Health and wellness

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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
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