Who doesn’t love summer? With the sun out, warm weather, and longer days, it’s hard for summer to not be your favourite season. Not that you need more reasons to love summer, but did you know that it also comes with many health benefits? Keep reading to find out what they are….
Hotter weather and an increased availability of many delicious fruits like berries, apricots, peaches, apples, and many many more makes it easier to get those recommended five servings of fruit and veggies a day. Throw some of those scrumptious fruits in a smoothie for a refreshing beverage in the heat!
Early morning exposure to the sun can help those with sleep disorders and with sleep in general. This is because sunlight helps regulate the body’s internal clock. Studies have found that exposure to sunlight for an hour between 7am-9am can optimise sleep which is more likely to happen during the sunny summer months.
Because the weather is warmer and the days are longer, we spend more time outdoors being active. Whether it’s taking more walks outside, playing more sports, or swimming, we tend to move our bodies more, getting the recommended amount of exercise everyday and making us fitter and healthier.
With an abundance of sunny and warm weather, we have the ability to replenish our vitamin D supply. Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for numerous reactions in your body, for optimal health, strengthening your immune system and playing a key role in cancer prevention, bone strength and building, metabolism and overall good emotional health. However, don’t forget to lather on the sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays before heading out!
So now you have even more reasons to love the summer, don’t let it go to waste! Get out there and make it a wonderful summer to remember….