Ever wondered why you feel so good in the lake area? http://john000.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Fishing-Promotes-Good-Health-Through-Relaxation explores the aspects of freshwater fishing that contribute to health.
Moisture-filled air and the lake cooling effect creates a relaxing atmosphere for your body.
You can watch the clouds and daydream. Why not daydream, it’s relaxing. The wind creates soothing sounds depending on whether you are at the lake shore or under the pines. Near a cottonwood tree? Listen to that special rustle the coin-shaped leaves make. You can buy a relaxation tape with recordings of the water lapping, but you can hear this at the lake for free. And then there is the smell of fresh vegetation. All of these things have been touted by homeopathic practitioners for years.
This article shows how a day at the lake can help reduce stress, a frequent contributor to disease. The author’s day in the White Mountains of Arizona develops the idea that a day at the lake is good medicine.