Wellness, or personal health, encompasses five main aspects: physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual wellbeing.
Imagine waking up every day to buttery yellow sunshine streaming through your bedroom windows. You step out onto your front porch and inhale the heady sweet fragrance of jasmine and citrusy magnolia. Warm breezes carry the rich aromas of nearby salt marsh grasses and the tangy scent of the ocean beyond.
No, you aren’t dreaming, nor are you on vacation. This is Celadon, where you live year-round.
The Celadon community is vibrant. People are up early walking their dogs or heading out for a hike along the marshes. Cyclists roll by, and the regulars are making their way along Jade Street to the Celadon Club Wellness Center for a workout or yoga class in the gym.
Coastal living in South Carolina offers a warm, gentle climate, so every day invites you to be outside in nature. Celadon’s wide-open spaces, parks, gardens, and well-maintained trails are designed for walking and cycling.
South Carolina’s coastal ecosystem rewards the early morning walker with glimpses of herons, terns, egrets, and ibises feeding on fish, shrimp, and fiddler crabs along the shoreline. Elusive mammals such as otter and deer appear if you’re quiet. There’s often a turtle sunning itself within the marsh grass.
Research, such as that done by the National Trust, supports the mental and physical health benefits of living close to nature, and specifically, close to the ocean. Environmental psychologist Eleanor Ratcliffe, who carried out the National Trust research, said: “It’s clear there’s something really special about the coast that can allow people to boost their mood, relax and sleep.”
A 2014 study from the UK found that coastal proximity increased your chances of being fitter and healthier than those who lived elsewhere – partly because those living closer to the sea have higher levels of physical activity.
Tasty coastal dining offers optimal health benefits.
Those seabirds along the salt marsh know a thing or two about fine dining. Fortunately, so do the folks in Beaufort, South Carolina, America’s happiest seaside town. You can go into almost any of Beaufort’s wonderful restaurants and find fresh, local seafood on the menu.
Not only is fresh seafood delicious, it’s also good for you. Low in fat and cholesterol, fish is an excellent source of minerals such as selenium, zinc, iodine, and iron. Selenium is a potent antioxidant that protects against cell damage. Zinc is needed for cell growth and immune system health.
Restaurants and local markets offer (in season) freshly caught shellfish like shrimp, oysters, crab, and clams, and finned fish such as flounder, sea trout, redfish, and tarpon. Whether you’re cooking up a shrimp filled Frogmore Stew, or grilling a fresh-caught sea trout, you are eating a nutritious meal.
Since no Southern meal is complete without fresh vegetables and fruit (mmm it’s peach season right now), staying healthy is delicious.
Celadon’s planned community embraces and promotes all aspects of wellbeing.
Designed to encourage social interactions, our community provides a variety of gathering spots where friends and neighbors can meet. The Mac, (our lovely new market cafe), the Celadon Club, our community garden, and our outdoor pool are just some of the meeting places you can enjoy.
Beaufort’s galleries, libraries, life long learning opportunities, and numerous cultural events – dance, concerts, plays, and literary celebrations inspire, teach, and stimulate the mind.
A balanced lifestyle that includes friends, faith, good food, active intellectual pursuits, and a healthy dose of cardio is the recipe for happiness.
Experiencing life against a backdrop of majestic live oaks, nature in all her beauty, and the boundless ocean nearby is perfection.
Come and see for yourself.
Contact us about our Discovery Visit package. You’ll have three days and two nights in your choice of one of Beaufort’s three finest hotels. At the same time, you will explore the excitement and charm of downtown Beaufort and have a personal tour of Celadon.