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Grand Cayman

I’m sure you don’t need any more reasons to move to the Cayman Islands after hearing the temperature doesn’t drop below 75F (24C), you won’t pay income tax and the sunsets are second-to-none, but just in case you do need more convincing here is one more major reason – your health! Living near the ocean improves your health and physical wellbeing in many ways. Here are just a few:

Plenty of Vitamin D
The sun is a major source of Vitamin D and in the Cayman Islands the sun shines all year round. If you want to get the most out of the sun’s UV rays, take a morning walk along the beach for 30 minutes between 6am to 8am. Or in the summer when the sun doesn’t set until 7.30pm, take a stroll in the shallow waters of Seven Mile Beach after work.

When you live by the beach, there is no reason for you not to swim. Swimming is a very good form of cardio workout and improves your muscle groups. This is because the activity involves the use of major body parts such as the arms and legs. In addition, swimming is a great exercise for asthmatics because it encourages lung function and breathing control! Also, the seas surrounding Grand Cayman stays at a balmy 80F in the summer, and doesn’t drop much below that in ‘winter’.

Jogging on the Sand
Have you ever tried jogging on soft sand? It’s exhausting! That’s because the shift of the sand provides a good traction for your feet and legs so your lower muscle groups get a good workout as you jog. You can make it easier by running along the ‘hard’ sand just at the water’s edge, but even a brisk walk along the soft sand does wonders for your legs and your general fitness.

By benefitting your overall health, this minimises the risk of diseases and common ailments. So, if you were still tossing up between staying in your landlocked lifestyle or moving to the Caribbean, think of your health… and I’ll see you here soon.

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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