At first, health benefits might not be the first considerations that pop into your mind when considering a vacation – and yet it’s not as strange as it sounds. After all, what are vacations but a chance to destress, relax, and find joy, and don’t all these elements have their own health benefits?
Centuries ago, people would ‘go to the country’ or abroad as a cure for ailing health, and maybe they were onto something. Florida, with its sunshine, fresh air, and beautiful scenery, not to mention many other factors, is a great choice in the USA of somewhere to vacation with health benefits in mind. But why, and what are the reasons?
The power of sunshine
Sunlight is what keeps everything on earth alive, and the same is true for us. Vitamin D is an important part of your healthy body, and it’s something you’ll automatically produce when exposed to sunlight – well done you! For anyone living in a more northerly, clouded area, Florida is the perfect destination to get a fantastic dose of Vitamin D, alongside the wonderful heat that brings.
Hotter climates are brilliant for anyone suffering from low-level illness or poor immune systems, so vacationing in the sun has more benefits than you might think. Just make sure to protect yourself too, and use sun protetor and/or hats and clothes to protect from direct rays.
From Miami to Naples, Florida is a playground for celebrities and holiday-goers alike. Its trendy, fashionable image has meant that many unique health and beauty innovations are available there. These include treatments such as Hydration Therapy, where you can order your own tailored solution, administered by a trained practitioner, to help you feel at your very best!
Don’t leave the medical miracles for the celebrities; you can have access too!, and Florida is the perfect place to explore your options.
The health benefits of being exposed to the natural world are well documented, particularly if that natural world is full of water, oxygen, plants, and a peaceful atmosphere. Luckily, Florida has all of this in bucketloads. It isn’t just the Everglades (although they’re certainly worth a visit) – the state is full of incredible nature reserves where you can lose yourself amidst the unique and relaxing greenery. Take a boat trip and see the wildlife, whilst feeling your body and mind rejuvenating all at once.
Swimming back to health
Did you know that swimming has long been hailed as one of the best forms of exercise you can do? It’s low impact, high effectiveness oxygenates your bloodstream and improves almost every aspect of your health – and these benefits are only increased by swimming in natural surroundings, or ‘wild swimming’ as it’s become known.
Florida is home to hundreds of glorious beaches with fantastic swimming opportunities, so you can indulge yourself with crystal clear waters and beautiful views as you swim. Miami Beach is a popular spot, but it isn’t alone. Clearwater Beach, Key West, Cocoa Beach are all great options, or you can explore the thousands of tiny islands that lie just off Florida’s southwest coast.
Have you ever planned a vacation for its health benefits?