Waterfalls are nature’s best stress-relievers. If life has you tied up in knots of stress and anxiety, one of the best things you can do is load up your RV and hunt down a relaxing waterfall. The power of a waterfall over tension and stress in our bodies is far more than just imagination, it’s a scientific phenomenon.
If you’ve been looking for a way to truly relax, keep reading as we unpack the reasons why waterfalls are so calming.
The Science Behind Water and Relaxing
There’s more to being happy and full of energy than we realize. Negative ions are molecules that cause the feeling of well-being and they are plentiful around waterfalls! Inhaling negative ions delivers them into our bloodstream where they cause biochemical reactions that increase serotonin levels. Serotonin is a natural mood-influencing chemical that helps reduce the effects of depression, relieves stress, and boosts energy.
Nature creates ions by breaking apart air molecules as air and water move around. A waterfall has plenty of both and fills the atmosphere with negative ions that are just waiting for you to come and breathe them in.
Being Outside Feeds Our Senses
Being out in nature, even just for a weekend getaway, can help lift our thoughts out of the rut they so easily slip into. Waking up to the sound of birds, seeing vast mountain vistas, and walking at the bottom of a tall canyon can shift life back into perspective. It’s a reminder of the beauty that our world can offer and feeds our imaginations.
Even the sound of a waterfall is soothing. There’s something about water, mountains, and trees that infuses our souls with peace. Breathing in fresh air tinged with the distinct smell of a forest floods your system with clean oxygen and flushes out toxins.
Camping in the outdoors and hiking to waterfalls is the perfect trip to charges all five of your senses to the max.
A Waterfall Is Made From … Water!
We rely on water for life. You can survive much longer without food than you can without water. It’s built into us to seek out sources of water for survival. Even in modern times, when we simply head to a faucet to have our water needs met, there is something undeniably powerful about encountering water, that is life to us, in nature.
Where Can You Find a Relaxing Waterfall?
Western North Carolina is waterfall country, in between deep river valleys, high mountain views, and wandering hiking trails. The best way to give yourself time to take it all in is to book into the Land of Waterfalls RV Park and use that as your base for exploring. Situated in the heart of all the attractions, this slice of heaven is your gateway to all the area has to offer.
Book your stay now and come discover the mind and body benefits of visiting a relaxing waterfall!