The weather is heating up, and for you, that likely means a healthier lifestyle. As the temperature increase, we naturally find ourselves exercising more and spending more time outdoors. How are you improving your health as the weather gets warmer?
Warm Air Elevates Your Mood:
During the winter months, many people elect to get their workouts indoors on a treadmill or in the gym. As the weather gets warmer, we she off our winter attire and can exercise outdoors more comfortably, without that dreaded burning feeling that exercise in cold weather brings. For most, this means more overall exercise which increases your production of serotonin and endorphins that lead to better moods.
Increased Alertness and Sleep:
Of course, Summertime brings with it longer days and more sunlight. As the days get longer, our circadian clocks adjust to a day of increased activity. This increased alertness during the day typically results in few hours of sleep, but a higher quality of sleep because your fall asleep faster and achieve REM sleep more readily.
Increased Vitamin D:
For most people, warmer weather also means spending more time outdoors and having more exposure to the sun. Sunlight provides our bodies with Vitamin D, which not only increases your mood, but also aids bone health and lowers risk of disease.
For more about the benefits of warmer weather on your health, check out this article from AccuWeather.com.