Outdoor living has become very popular in Australia due to our wide temperate climate that means even in the winter time we can enjoy a warm day. Many people have set up their homes to facilitate alfresco dining and entertaining or even just relaxing outside under patio extensions or a shade sail. What they may not realise is that there are many health benefits to being outside.
The sun is healthy
The sun is actually something that provides health benefits, even though today many people try and avoid it. The sun on your skin makes Vitamin D, an essential vitamin for health that can actually protect you from several serious diseases. Of course, it is not good to get sunburned, but sitting outside in the early or late sunshine for half an hour will not burn your skin, but will provide vitamin D.