Beach living: Can coastal living improve your health?

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-31 18:23:32-04

(WTVR) - Want to be healthier? You may want to move to the beach.

Not only do many people feel better after visiting the coast, but it can also improve their health.

A study by Health and Place used U.S. Census data to analyze 48 million people. It found those who live close to the beach were more fit and lived longer.

Researchers believe it is because people who live near the coast tend to live a more active lifestyle.