Do you know the positive effects a little Vitamin D and warm sunshine has on you? Usually you hear people suggest staying out of the sun. But, in contrary, there are some positive reasons to spend a little of your time outdoors enjoying the sunshine, the birds chirping, the kids swimming, friends laughing, and the sweet aromas of flowers blooming.
First of all, the sun actually is a natural mood enhancer. Spending time in the sun can perk you up and make you feel better and happier! These fresh feelings after a long dark Winter and time spent indoors during the coronavirus pandemic can actually give you more energy. You might have a little more pep in your step when you spend some time enjoying mother nature. Research also shows that sunlight increases the levels of serotonin in the brain, which is associated with improved mood. So, get outside and be happy!
Second, a little sun exposure actually reduces stress! Everyone has been under more stress recently, as we fight the COVID-19 virus, so it’s extra important to do what you can to de-stress. Whether it’s a quick walk in the neighborhood, playing fetch outside with the dogs, reading a book in a lounge chair, laying out by the pool, grilling lunch in your backyard kitchen, swimming in your beautiful swimming pool, or taking a hike outdoors; which ever activity you’re interested in, go for it! Everyone should practice self-care and reduce some of life’s stresses.
Third, did you know that your body can benefit from just 15 minutes of sun exposure? According to www.healthline.com, “the sun is your best Vitamin D. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D from cholesterol. The sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy for Vitamin D synthesis to occur. Vitamin D helps the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system functions.” Soaking in the sun’s ultraviolet rays is important for your body to thrive. Go outside and take care of yourself!
With all these health benefits of Vitamin D, we ought to be loving and appreciating a little bit of sunshine! It sure does us good! Not only does it feel great to have the sun on our face or warming our back, but it has wonderful health benefits for our bodies, mind, and soul! It’s a win win!
Now that we see the importance of getting outdoors and enjoying the sunshine, let’s talk about some family friendly and healthy activities we can do. As a nationwide swimming pool builder, here at California Pools, we definitely support and encourage the outdoor living lifestyle! When you invest in your family’s happiness and well-being with a backyard oasis, your options for getting outside to enjoy the sunshine are endless!
- Swimming is a fabulous sport and a super fun activity. Go for a swim and invite your friends over. Everyone will reap the benefits.
- Relax in your favorite lounge chair and read a good book or take a nap.
- Grill your favorite hamburgers for lunch in your outdoor kitchen.
- Plant new flowers in your planter beds. Your swimming pool will look gorgeous next to new brightly colored spring flowers.
With a California Pools backyard wonderland, you can warm your heart and soul with family friendly activities. You can make beautiful memories together as you have fun entertaining your guests in the best backyard on the block! Check out our photo gallery on our website for inspiration for your own backyard swimming pool. Remember, love your sunshine and love your California Pools backyard!