3 Reasons Living In A Tropical Area Is Beneficial For Your Health
There are a lot of great reasons to move to a tropical paradise like Florida or Hawaii.
Places like that give you a much broader exposure to a range of fun outdoor activities ranging from beach lounging and boating to being able to play golf in winter.
As it turns out, though, moving to a tropical paradise might actually be good for your health in three primary ways. Let’s have a look.
1. The Sun, Vitamin D, Your Mood, And Sleep Quality
As a kid your mom may have encouraged you to step away from the television and get some more outdoor time. She wasn’t wrong in advising that, according to science.
Our bodies need vitamin D for a host of different functions, and vitamin D is hugely important for maintaining a bright mood.
Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with depression; an entire disorder, seasonal affective disorder, might even be connected to low levels of vitamin D in the winter. You see, most Americans get their vitamin D primarily from being in the sunshine. Our bodies were designed over millions of years to utilize the sun’s rays and convert them into vitamin D.
So, moving to a tropical paradise might well boost your mood through upping your vitamin D levels. As it turns out just being around the sun can help you gain a better night’s rest as well since doing so regulates your sleep schedule (i.e., circadian rhythm) and tells your body when it needs to rest and recuperate.
2. Stay Active And Social
Being in the midst of great friends and fabulous weather will likely mean that you’re engaged in more outdoor exercise…and social exercise at that. Science has shown that the quality and quantity of your friendships is associated with your mental as well as your physical health. It also affects mortality rate, which adds new meaning to the phrase “friends for life.”
Staying active also gets those endorphins going and can benefit your circulation, heart health, and lead to better lifestyle decisions…including food choices.
3. You Might Just Eat Better
A tropical paradise like Florida exposes you to world of healthy seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as tropical fruits chock full of vitamins. Use professionals, like those at Bekins Van Lines Inc, to help you make the dream a reality.
Tropical fruits like mangoes, oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines are always in season and are very high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is a free-radical scavenger and antioxidant that can literally make you healthier on a cellular level.
Great views, plenty of outdoor fun, and wonderful food await! Moving to a tropical paradise can literally increase your exposure to a host of energizing outdoor activities like boating, sailing, golfing, and beach going. If that weren’t healthy enough you could well increase your vitamin D levels from all the sun exposure – just remember to wear sunblock!
The best part might be the fact that you can enjoy the views over fresh-caught seafood and other great cuisine that awaits you.
Post by Emma Sturgis