Which is better for looking fit and healthy – the ocean or the land?

Ah, that age old question – Would you rather the tranquil serenity of the ocean, or the blissful, idyllic homeliness of a parkland for your beauty and fitness regime?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to looking fit and beautiful. And what works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. What I’m going to do is break down the pros of each in this article.

Pros of the ocean


You’re outside of your natural habitat.

Think about that for a second. We are land creatures, however we are capable of swimming and surviving (albeit for a short period of time) in the ocean (provided we know how to swim). On the other hand, most water creatures placed on a land environment would die within minutes! Kind of cool, don’t you think?


You get to see creatures you wouldn’t otherwise see

Dolphins, fish, jellyfish. They’d never be found on land. So getting fit and beautiful in the ocean comes with added perks of seeing animals we wouldn’t otherwise see. I mean, seeing dogs in the park is kind of cool. But it’s nice to be able to see a broader range of water creatures.


It’s where collagen comes from

Collagen from collagen creams, also the building blocks of the skin, tendon, bones and cartilage, is found from fish skin collagen through an enzymatic hydrolysis process. It’s a must-have beauty product in all of our bathroom drawers.

So the product which actually helps our skin look younger is found within the ocean… How awesome is that?!


You get to wear a fashionable bikini

There’s nothing on this planet that makes a man go “wow” than a beautiful woman wearing a bikini. And if you’re in the ocean, you get to flaunt what you have by putting on the most gorgeous bikini outfit you have in your wardrobe. On land, however, you’re confined to track-pants or shorts.


Pros of land


You get to run!

The best way to look fit and beautiful because it burns the most calories, there’s no way to do this in the ocean.

For some awesome running track ideas, check out Eccles Colliseum at Southern Utah University, John Handley High School in Windchester and Hayward Field in Oregon


You don’t mess your hair up

It’s one of the worst things about swimming in the ocean – your hair gets messed up, and you have to wait until you leave the ocean before you can fix it. On the land at least, provided you spray it with hair spray, it will stay in place for hours on end, no matter what you do.

And you can also be audacious and wear hats on land. In the ocean however, you cannot.


You don’t damage your eyes

I’ve heard stories of many people damaging their eyes from the salt in the ocean. On land there’s no salt, so you can preserve your eyesight. We’ve all had that painful experience where we emerge from the water and need to rub our eyes as a result of the excruciating pain that the salt causes. It’s definitely not a fun experience and not something I’d like to feel again.


So hopefully I’ve made the choice a bit easier for you. Whatever you choose though, just remember that it’s the journey which is most important, not the result


Anyhow, I’m off to the beach 😉