This is Your Brain on Summer
The temperatures are getting hotter, kids are out of school, and it’s summertime now. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about the brain benefits of camping and going to the beach. But did you know that the summer season offers some excellent benefits to your brain and health?
The Benefits of Sunshine
With summer comes sunny days. That sunshine offers some excellent health and brain benefits. Getting out in the sunshine boosts vitamin D, which is essential for healthy teeth, bones, and more. Summer weather also has a positive impact on your mental health and can give your mood a boost.
The Social Benefits
During summer, most people spend time going on vacations or with friends and family. From beach days to barbecues to summer soirees, all that time with people you love improves relationships. This is essential for your mental well-being.
The Benefits of More Time in Nature
Whether you spend your summer on the water, camping, or playing sports, the outdoors has an impact on your brain. Being outdoors helps boost problem-solving skills and creativity. Give your brain a break. Limit time on cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices.
Going for a walk outdoors during the summer is enough to help sharpen your mental focus. In a recent study, experts found that after taking a walk in nature, people performed better in memory tests than those who walked in the city.
The Benefits of More Activity
As the days are longer, we have more time to get active outdoors, whether it’s swimming, walking, or running. There are so many great ways to get active during the summer that will better impact our brain health.
Break free from your air conditioning, get outdoors, and soak up some sun – your brain is going to love it. And stay tuned – next week we’ve got some awesome tips for having a healthy cookout. Don’t miss it!