Summer time is here, and so is the seasonal warm weather, pool parties, beach days, ice cold treats, vacations and all the other traditional signs of the season. But there’s more to summer than may meet the eye.
There are a number of favorable health benefits associated with summer. Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of all that the season has to offer.
Free Vitamin D
Get outside and bask in the abundant sunshine, filling up on the endless natural vitamin D that the warm and sunny days freely offer. Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for your body’s optimal health. It strengthens your immune system, and plays a key role in cancer prevention, bone strength, metabolism and overall good emotional health.
More Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
After the winter rains, the warmer weather gives way to an abundance of growth. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available at local stores and farmer’s markets. It’s the perfect time to easily incorporate more healthy produce into your daily diet.
Summer is about the great outdoors. Sunny days and warm weather literally beckon us to go outside and get active: swimming, bike rides, hikes and more! Physical activity strengthen your bones, heart, immune system and so much more. The fresh air is also good for your health.
Get Your Sweat On
Sweating is actually good for your health, and the hot summer months allow this process to naturally, and easily, happen. Sweating is a key part of detoxing.
Bare feet are common during the summer, and ditching your shoes comes with its own health benefits. Walking barefoot is like getting a free reflexology massage, stimulating pressure points in the feet that encourage better digestion, immunity and relief from backaches. Enjoy a walk on a sandy beach or the soft grass in your own backyard this summer.
That Summer Feeling
Sunlight simply makes us happy, encouraging a positive disposition. And happiness is good for your health.
Take in and enjoy everything summer has to offer this year, and not only will you have a fun season, but you’ll be healthier for it.