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The wellness that summer brings

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Waking up in the morning buried under layers of blankets is a harsh reminder that you are caught up in winter’s cold embrace. During these months you embrace hearty comfort food, staying indoors, and getting home as soon as you possibly can after work. A little depressing, right?

So, it’s no surprise that when summer rolls around we start to feel happier. We see more sunshine and we’re in less of a rush to get home and get indoors because we want to stay outdoors and enjoy the sun and warmer weather.

However, what may surprise you is that the summer months are actually truly great for your health. And a steady dose of Vitamin D from the sun’s rays is just the start of the healthy benefits that summer brings. What are the others? Let’s find out.

Vitamin D

To get the ball rolling, let’s start with the most obvious benefits first. With the arrival of summer, we get longer days and therefore more daylight, which gives us an extra daily dose of Vitamin D. What are the benefits of getting more Vitamin D? A regular intake of this much needed vitamin has been shown to help:

  • slow down aging;
  • prevent inflammation;
  • improve bone health; and
  • boost immunity and resistance against diseases.

Great work summer sun!

It’s raining fruit, hallelujah!

Summer is the time of year when produce markets and local supermarkets are filled to the brim with amazing summer fruits. What’s better on a hot summer’s day than chomping on a chilled piece of watermelon or gulping down a delicious home-made mango smoothie before heading out the door to work? But the selection doesn’t just end there. Berries, pineapple, kiwi fruit, oranges and peaches are not only delicious, but great sources of vitamin C and vitamin E. Also, these fruits are great for keeping you hydrated during the hot days when water just won’t get you through.

Summer is sweaty business

While a little gross, sweat is actually very good for us, especially in summer. On those hot days, sweating is your body’s way of keeping you cool, which you probably already knew. What you may not have known is that the cooler your body gets, the more your blood circulation improves. Also, perspiration is one of the more natural ways to cleanse your skin. Your sweat will purge bacteria, dirt, oils and other impurities, which is why you feel so refreshed once you have taken a shower after exercising.

Better mental health

One of the lesser-known benefits of summer is that the hot season encourages and assists us with maintaining better overall health and wellbeing. We spend more time outdoors in nature in summer than we do in winter, and we need to remember that a little ecotherapy goes a long way for our health and wellbeing.

Just 30 minutes a week in the great outdoors greatly reduces the risk of high blood pressure and depression. Through prolonged sweating (exercise) and breathing cleaner air (getting away from the city) your body will release endorphins that improve your mood and mental health, as well as serotonins that promote happiness and well-being.

Get your summer on in Catherine Park Estate

So, while we may complain about the heat, summer is truly the best season in Australia for boosting both your physical and mental health and wellbeing. So, this summer, slip, slop and slap on some sunscreen, don a hat and head outdoors and let summer work its magic on you.

When you live in Catherine Park Estate, you have everything you need to get the most out of the great outdoors, just outside your front door, from walking and cycling tracks to a sports fields, fitness equipment, and a dog park. Talk to our sales team today if Catherine Park Estate sounds like the place for you.

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