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Health Benefits of Outdoor Gatherings - Moving the Party Poolside

  May 20, 2017 / by Tara Kar

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With the weather warming up, why not make your next get-together a poolside patio party? There's nothing more satisfying than an outdoor BBQ or a sunset cocktail party to relieve the stress of your busy life all while having a little fun.

Moving the party outside doesn’t just make the time you spend with your friends and family a little bit more special; it can also have profound health benefits. Being outside doesn’t just feel better--it's actually better for you.

There have been numerous studies showing that the more time a person spends outdoors, the better. According to a Harvard report, simply being outside in the sun can dramatically increase your body’s level of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to loss of bone mass and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Maintaining the proper levels of Vitamin D can help reduce the risks of cancer, hormonal problems, obesity, and inflammation. In addition to increasing your Vitamin D levels, spending time outside has been shown to help normalize a person’s wake-sleep cycle, and can actually improve the quality sleep.

If you have children, don’t forget that they need to get outside, as well. Most kids these days spend an ever-increasing amount of time indoors playing with technology, instead of outdoors improving their fitness and creativity. A Psychology Today article points out that kids who do not spend time outside have a reduced capacity to learn, and often suffer from “Nature Deficit Disorder”. Nature Deficit Disorder can lead to reduced concentration, as well as higher levels of stress and a reduction in the development of the critical motor skills which they will need for the rest of their lives. As a parent, a simple solution to getting your kids interested in spending more time outside is providing an outdoor idea which is more entertaining than video games. When you have a swimming pool, your children will be begging to invite their friends over to spend time out in the sun!

A quality outdoor pool is a wonderful addition to your home. Whether you're a casual or a dedicated lap swimmer, there's nothing like a pool to motivate your friends and family to go outside and have some fun. Not only does a swimming pool allow for a great low-impact form of exercise; it makes a great backdrop for any backyard event.

If you are ready to take advantage of the health and social benefits of owning a swimming pool, you need to choose the best! A quality inground fiberglass pool backed by the strength of a trusted manufacturer's warranty is essential, but don't forget the importance of buying a pool which will give you the fun you and your family crave. Consider adding a tanning ledge to make your backyard pool even more special.


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Tara Kar

Written by Tara Kar

Tara Kar is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Latham’s Canadian Division. Born and raised in one of the country’s most vibrant cities, she realized her passion for anything creative at a young age. From the dramatic arts, to backyard party planning, to Sunday cake decorating, her passion for creating is her driving focus. Recently married, her husband and herself enjoy quality time in their home, which they are renovating to include - you guessed it a pool!

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