Here's The Key To A Healthy Mind, Body And Soul, According To A Surfer


There’s nothing quite like feeling the rhythm of the ocean.

You close your eyes and soak up the warm rays beating down on your sun-kissed skin and the salty breeze freeing your hair.

As the waves crash onto the shore, one by one, you discover the sensual, endless rhythm of the sea on your board.

There is something so mesmerizing and invigorating about it.

Everything else seems to fade away except you, the beach and its waves. And you wouldn’t have it any other way.

Meet avid surfer, Brian Liess.

He's been surfing for about 15 years and knows how much of a peaceful escape the ocean can be.

As a mostly self-taught surfer, Brian would remain in the water the entire day until he mastered the captivating sport.

He has surfed the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Bali, Lombok and Portugal.

When Brian was younger, he was involved in many competitions. Now, surfing is simply one of his passions.

Brian tells us six ways surfing is the key to a healthy mind, body and soul.

1. It feeds your wanderlust.

There is nothing like living your dream and actually doing the items listed on your bucket list with friends right there with you.

2. It gives your body an extreme workout and exhilarating exercise ritual.

Surfing serves as an incredible full-body workout -- enhancing your balance, flexibility and strength. Say "hello" to a toned core and legs!

3. It’s not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle.

Once you get hooked, surfing is addicting... but a great kind of addiction.

4. It helps you discover your inner peace.

Surfing can be an outlet to escape day-to-day stress and anxiety. The water has a calming effect -- it’s you, the ocean and the horizon. This sport truly speaks to your soul.

5. It gives your mind a workout.

Not only is surfing awesome exercise, it has also been proven to stimulate the mind.

6. It makes you live in the moment.

When you’re in the water, everything else in your life simply washes away. You become mindful of what’s happening right here and right now because nothing else matters.

Surfing truly benefits your mind, body and soul… straight from a surfer’s perspective!