Water and the brain
Monday, April 03, 2017
Humans have a love affair with bodies of water. Neuroscientists report that time near a body of water, whether a lake, river or the ocean, makes people 5.2 percent happier.
That could be why people around Okoboji, in the Lakes Corridor region, smile so much. Called the Great Lakes of Iowa, this area boasts the state’s largest lake, Spirit Lake. Five other lakes in the area are all connected, including Upper Gar, Lower Gar, East Okoboji, West Okoboji and Minnewashta.
Water sports include swimming, water skiing, parasailing, canoeing, kayaking and wakeboarding. That’s just the start. Enjoy golf, fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.