Spending time outdoors is good for your mental and physical well-being. Yet, a study found Americans spend about 92 percent of their time indoors on an average day. And researchers conducted that study before the coronavirus pandemic caused a rise in working and learning at home. Having an outdoor living space at home increases the chances you’ll get outside to enjoy the following benefits.
Outdoor Living Spaces Make It Easy to Get Vitamin D
Adequate levels of vitamin D promote bone health. Exposure to sunshine is necessary for the human body to form vitamin D. A study reported insufficient sun exposure was one reason many Americans have low levels of vitamin D. Homeowners who invest in an outdoor living area have a convenient place to boost their body’s vitamin D levels.
Consistent Outdoor Time May Lower Your Risk of Chronic Disease
Recent research has linked spending time outdoors with a lower risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and obesity. The study authors noted people have to spend time outside regularly on workdays and non-workdays to receive this benefit. When you have an outdoor living space that you love spending time in, it won’t be difficult to be outdoors often enough to reap the potential health benefits.
Enjoying an Outdoor Living Area May Reduce Your Blood Pressure
Most people are familiar with the stress-busting, mood-boosting feelings that come with spending time outdoors. If the relaxing sensation that comes from being outdoors has ever made you feel your blood pressure even had went down, that feeling probably wasn’t your imagination. Scientists have found a connection between sun exposure and lower blood pressure.
At Buildometry, we love creating high-quality outdoor living spaces for homeowners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When you’re ready to experience outdoor living at its best, contact us to discuss your project.