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Health Benefits of Outdoor Gatherings - Moving the Party Poolside

  May 20, 2017 / by Jeremy Miller

family poolside patio party promoting health

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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Topics: Fiberglass Pools, Swimming Pool Ideas

Jeremy Miller

Written by Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Senior Digital Marketing Manager for Latham. He loves working within a company that has a strong culture built on camaraderie and revolutionizing the industry.