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There’s so much to look forward to in summer!
Whether it starts early for you on Memorial Day weekend, or you wait for the solstice in June, the coming of summer is something many of us look forward to all year.
Beach vacations. Pool time. Swimsuits and ice cream. Long days, short nights, sunshine, warm weather, and school holidays. Is it any wonder that we associate the summer months with feeling happy and carefree?
Summer isn’t just an exciting time of year, scientists have proven that it’s also good for our health. Vitamin D is synthesised by sunlight and is more abundant in our bodies during the summer. Vitamin D plays a protective role in preventing osteoporosis, certain cancers, and other chronic diseases.
Ultraviolet light also converts cholesterol into Vitamin D, which reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Our tendency to drink more water and have a diet rich in fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables also means that many of us have a healthier diet in the summer months.
Though we can’t ignore the risk of skin cancer from the suns rays – which is why you should always wear sunscreen when exposed to the sun.
Dermatologists have found that controlled exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can actually have a therapeutic effect on skin complaints like acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
But that isn’t all! Warm weather has a positive impact on our circulatory system by enlarging our blood vessels.
Migraine sufferers also feel better during the summer months. Canadian doctors researching the link between weather and migraines have concluded that clear, sunny and dry weather reduces the number of attacks. That’s because lower barometric (air) pressure causes us to produce more serotonin, which keeps migraines at bay.
If all this good news hasn’t made you excited for summer already, we’ve got all the inspiration you need! Keep reading for some of the best quotes about summer… those long hot days will be here before you know it.
What’s your favorite thing about summer? Share it with us in the comments below, and inspire someone else to try something new.