When considering your New Year’s resolutions, you are probably looking for ways to make yourself healthier in 2018. One of the easiest ways you can do this is by simply spending more time outdoors. Here are five health benefits of spending more time outdoors:
Increased Vitamin D Intake
Vitamin D is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system, and people who are deficient in Vitamin D are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, auto immune disorders, and heart disease. The good news is: your body can make all the vitamin D it needs by simply getting 10 – 15 minutes of sun exposure a few times a week!
Improved Eye Health
Constantly staring at screens (computer, television, phone) for prolonged periods can lead to Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). You may experience blurred and/or double vision; dry, red, irritated eyes; and head, neck, or back pain. Focusing your eyes on objects further away from you can prevent and possibly reverse these symptoms.
Spending too much time indoors and away from natural light can alter our circadian rhythms and disrupt our sleep patterns. Spending some time outdoors can help regulate your circadian rhythms, leading to a better night’s sleep.
Breathe Fresh Air
Outdoor pollution (factory smoke, car exhaust, etc.) is bad for your health, but indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse. This is because of inadequate ventilation, paints, mold, and various chemicals, to name a few. Step outside to breath some fresh air!
Increased Psychological Health
Spending time outdoors has been linked to improved attention spans, boosts in serotonin and dopamine, reduced stress and anxiety levels and improved overall feelings of well-being.
Add an Arcadia to Your Home or Business
Personally reap the health benefits of being outdoors by adding an Arcadia to your home. Invest in your employees’ health by adding an Arcadia to your business. Accommodate client demand and add an Arcadia to your restaurant or entertainment venue. Your customers will love the experience and you will love your increased revenue. Relax and enjoy your outdoor oasis because no matter where you add your Arcadia, you never have to worry about a pop-up shower. Our rain sensor will automatically close the louvers upon the first detection of rain—genius! Transform your ordinary 2017 space into an extraordinary 2018 space with an Arcadia! Call us today!