For many of us, holidays are synonymous with sunshine, and the thought of escaping to a warm-weather destination is always appealing, especially during the colder months when the sun’s rays seem to be few and far between. There’s no doubt that a spot of sunshine brightens up everyone’s day but what other health benefits does it offer? Below, we’ve listed just a few of the positive health effects spending some time in the golden sunshine can have:
Boosts Your Mood
Believe it or not, there is science behind why we all love to see the sunshine. When we are exposed to sunlight, it is believed that the sun’s rays work to increase the levels of serotonin our brains produce. Serotonin is a known mood booster and helps an individual to focus as well as become calmer. Consequently, if you’re searching for a way to enhance your mood and take some time out to relax, a holiday could be just what you need! Not only will the sunshine help you to become happier, but it will also give you a great opportunity to work on your tan, which is always a plus!
In order for our body to fight off illnesses effectively, our immune system needs to be in top working order. However, with little exposure to sunlight, we often begin to lack some of the essential vitamins needed to retain a generally healthy lifestyle. For instance, the sun is a natural source of vitamin D, something that our body needs to defend itself. If you find you’re feeling a little lacklustre or are experiencing a vitamin deficiency, escaping for a break in the sun will no doubt help your body to replenish meaning you’ll feel rejuvenated while getting to experience a fantastic time away!
As well as helping you feel more content, the increase in serotonin brought on by sunshine can also reduce stress, which can be a common problem, especially if you’re feeling overworked and have little time to yourself. Whether you have a demanding career and haven’t managed to achieve that work-life balance, or have experienced a stressful time as of late, spending some time in a place that’s hot and sunny will help you to switch off and unwind, even if it’s only for a week or two. Let all your troubles melt away as you kick back underneath those golden rays…
Broadens Your Horizons
The thought of going somewhere warm is appealing to most of us, especially during winter when the weather is cold, wet and generally very gloomy. As such, the sunshine actually encourages many holidaymakers to broaden their horizons by travelling to new places where they’ve never been before and discovering new cultures, all with the incentive of experiencing some warm weather during their stay. Whether you embark on a first-time break to the South of
Enhances Your Skin
While everyone should take care in the sunshine by wearing a high factor sun cream at all times, exposure to sunlight on a regular basis can serve to enhance your skin by increasing the melanin (the brown pigment) in your body. Not only does this enable your skin to protect itself more efficiently from harmful rays by becoming thicker, but if you have a prominent skin condition such as eczema, the sunshine can lessen the symptoms helping you to feel more comfortable. But remember, it is recommended to only spend between 15-20 minutes in the sun at one time before finding some shade and taking a break from the rays.
While these are just some of the health benefits of visiting somewhere sunny, there are plenty more pros to spending some time in the warmth, so why not book yourself a holiday today? Whether you’re looking to escape to one of our luxury holiday villas on the Amalfi