Three Health Benefits of Shade: Why People Seek It Out

November 12, 2022

Most people think of shade in terms of comfort. It’s true that it’s a great way to beat the heat on a hot day. But did you know that shade offers various health benefits as well? It’s true. Shade provides a sanctuary from the heat, shelter from harmful UV rays, and a boost to your mood.
Here are three reasons to provide shade for your guests.

  1. Shade offers a respite from the heat.
    When temperatures rise, our bodies work harder to maintain a normal internal temperature. This can lead to heat exhaustion and other serious health problems. Shade can help prevent these issues by giving the body a chance to cool down.
  2. Shade protects from harmful UV rays.
    Depletion of Earth’s ozone layer is increasing our exposure to the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays, causing more than 9,500 Americans to develop skin cancer every day and more than 20 deaths each day. Shade is an essential tool in the fight against skin cancer, reducing exposure to UV rays and lowering the risk of skin cancer, eye damage, and other health problems.
  3. Shade can improve mood and productivity.
    Sunshine is great for your mental health, reducing stress and fighting depression. But too much of it can lead to headaches, irritability, and even fatigue. Shade delivers the benefits of sunlight without the drawbacks, improving mood and productivity.

Seeking shade is natural and needed. Providing a long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing shade solution will attract more guests to your property. They may also enjoy a longer and more pleasant visit. It’s an investment that pays dividends over the long term.

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