Do you dream of an active outdoor life all year round? Not only does it sound very enticing, living in a warm climate actually comes with great health benefits!
Let’s look at some of the reasons why spending more time in the sun improves our health.
The sun is by far our best source of vitamin D, and vitamin D can help prevent cancer, strengthen your bone health, and it also gives you more energy. A lot of people do not get enough of vitamin D due to lack of sunlight. This alone is therefore a very good reason to move south, to a warmer and sunny climate.
Sunlight signals the body to produce more of the hormone Seratonin. Seratonin is not only important for regulating body temperature, sleep and appetite, but also your mood. It is proven that nice weather makes you happier.
Research shows that we are more active in the summer because it is much easier to get out. In a warmer climate, exercise can more easily become part of your regular routine.
Melatonin is the body’s sleep hormone. With little sunlight, your body produces more melatonin, which makes you feel tired. However, when the sun rises, your melatonin levels decrease, making you feel energetic and alert!
Cold weather constricts the blood vessels and makes it harder for your heart to pump blood. Warm weather does the opposite. It opens the blood vessels and thus reduces the strain on the heart.
Sun and warm weather are scientifically proven to improve your health, perhaps moving south during the winter is worth considering? Ambera at Desert Springs is located by the Mediterranean Sea in the Almeria region of Southeast Spain. With 330 sun days per year and dozens of interesting activities to choose from everyday, Desert Springs might just be the ideal place to live a healthy and fulfilling life.