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Benefits of Relocating To a Tropical Climate

We’ve all done it—stood in the middle of cold weather and asked ourselves, “Why do I live here?” It’s time to take a leap and relocate to a warmer climate!

With not much to do as of late, the idea of vacationing on a beach is tempting. But what if you could live year-round in paradise? There are many reasons to move to an area with consistently higher temperatures, more reliable appearances from the sun, and a touch of humidity. Weighing the benefits of relocating to a tropical climate will surely light a fire under you when it comes to making decisions regarding such a lifestyle change.

Health Benefits

There are quite a few health benefits that come with moving to an area with warm weather and constant sunshine. With the proper protection, the sun offers several aids that will make you feel better mentally and physically.

  • More Opportunities for Exercise: With tropical weather, you don’t have several months where it’s too cold to be outside. Therefore, you can be active outside all year, and you’ll have sandy beaches at your disposal, which can add resistance to your workout routines.
  • Fresh Food Options: Tropical locals often offer an array of fresh fruit as well as recently caught seafood. As such, there is not as much of a need to eat processed foods. You’ll be sure to reap the great health benefits of eating organically.
  • Boosted Immunity: Sunshine gives your body a boost of vitamin D, and fresh air increases your immunity. Blue light cells from the sun’s rays absorbed through the skin help circulate white blood cells as well, keeping you healthier by defending against illness.
  • Stronger Bones and Eyes: Vitamin D helps increase the absorption of calcium to strengthen bones. The bright outdoors helps develop a proper distance between the lens and retina in the eyes and decreases the strain that comes from dim light, causing nearsightedness.
  • Relief from Depression: Regular exposure to sunlight triggers the production of serotonin, which makes your mood happier. Similarly, regular exercise (especially in the sun) releases endorphins, having comparable attitude boosting effects.
  • Improves Sleep: Melatonin is a sleep-inducing hormone that is released more at night if your daytime is spent in the sunshine. Sun exposure causes less production of melatonin during the day, saving this hormone for bedtime.

Up and Coming Areas

There is clearly a myriad of both mental and physical benefits to moving to a tropical climate. Additionally, although many people consider them vacation destinations, many tropical havens are becoming popular places to reside full time.

Investing in beach property can give you a great place to live as well as exciting opportunities to make money on the investment later; by waiting for the property to grow in demand to sell or even renting it out, your beach property will be worth it in the long run. Accumulating tropical property in areas that have a lot to offer visitors is smart investing.

Understanding the various benefits of relocating to a tropical climate will help you decide on your new home destination in no time. With everything going on right now, there’s no better time to shake things up.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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