As temperatures drop, it can be tempting to retreat indoors and spend time alone. However, it’s been proven that isolation and decreased exposure to sunlight and fresh air can have detrimental effects on our mental and physical health.
Heated outdoor seating can provide a comfortable and inviting space for families and friends to gather and socialize. Spending time together can help combat feelings of isolation and loneliness, and can even become a fun talking point with guests. We’ve heard time and again that families spend more time together when they have heated furniture to gather on. It quite literally brings the family together.
A great example is our friend John Harrington who owns Galanter & Jones heated furniture at his home in Montana. John mentions that he loves how everyone jockeys to sit on the lounge, turning it into a fun game to shift seats when someone gets up, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the heated seating. It’s like musical chairs but with a much bigger reward!
Improved Mood: The Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors
Being outside in nature can have a significant impact on our mental health, helping to improve mood and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety. With heated seating, the outdoors becomes more accessible during the cold seasons, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of nature even when it's chilly.
Additionally, getting enough Vitamin D is crucial for our health, as a deficiency can cause fatigue and other medical concerns. Absorbing sunlight, even in cold areas, is the best way to meet our daily Vitamin D requirements. So, why not take advantage of heated outdoor seating to enjoy the sunshine and boost your mood?
Reduced Stress: The Benefits of Fresh Air
Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress and promote relaxation. With outdoor air significantly less polluted than indoor spaces, taking a break from the indoors can be especially beneficial for our mental health.
For example, John says he enjoys his morning coffee outdoors year-round, which helps him stick to a healthy routine to start his day. Whether it's a morning coffee or an afternoon snack break, taking time to enjoy the outdoors can help you de-stress and unwind.
Improved Sleep: The Benefits of Natural Light
Finally, being exposed to natural light during the day can help regulate sleep patterns and overall sleep quality. With heated outdoor seating, you can enjoy the benefits of natural light, even during the colder months to help keep your sleep consistent year-round. The health benefits received from quality sleep are too many to even count, which is why good sleep is considered one of the pillars of health. Utilizing warm outdoor spaces during the day to induce restful and recovering sleep at night is one of our favorite health hacks.
Takeaway: Heated Furniture for Your Mental and Physical Health
Heated outdoor seating offers a unique opportunity to care for your mental and physical health in an enjoyable way all year-round. From increased socialization to improved mood, reduced stress, and better sleep, heated seating is a wonderful tool in your wellness journey.
Disclaimer: It's important to note that the benefits of heated outdoor seating may vary depending on the individual and the severity of their mental health condition. If you have any concerns about improving your mental health, it's best to consult a healthcare professional.