Blue Mind Theory: The Effects of Water on Mental Health
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- Elevated and sustained feelings of happiness
- Acts as an antidote to the “red mind” overstimulated or anxious state
- Lowers stress and anxiety levels
- Lowers heart rate
- Boosts creativity and problem-solving
- Can enhance quality of conversations with others
- Can be used to help treat or manage PTSD
- People in Michigan are never more than 6 miles away from a body of water. This could be a Great Lake, a river, a stream or an inland lake.
- Michigan has nearly 3,300 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. So take a stroll, whether you’re hunting for Petoskey stones along the rim of Lake Michigan or walking along the Lake Huron shoreline.
- Michigan has more than 11,000 lakes. Not all of these beauties are well-known names like Houghton Lake or Lake Charlevoix, but our state has an abundance of outdoor recreation spots on lakes that are 5 acres in size or larger.
- Michigan has more than 1,300 boat launches. Whether you’re looking for a spot to push off in your kayak or drop in your fishing boat, there is likely a spot nearby that will be your gateway to a water adventure.