There are numerous 55+ communities in Boca Raton, FL and the surroundings. Part of the reason for this is the climate. The warm, tropical climate all year round is comfortable and does not require one to go on holiday in far-flung areas during the winter. Other advantages include the presence of a warm, friendly social atmosphere that makes the region particularly popular. However, one of the most important reasons why there are so many retirement communities in the region is to do with the health benefits of the warm climate. Some of these include:
One Can be Active All Year Round
The fact that Florida has a temperate climate throughout the year means that it is pleasant to stay there throughout. This also opens up the possibility of fun activities including outdoor ventures irrespective of the weather season or your age. This makes it easy to plan for parties, get-togethers or to simply stay out in the open. There are many hiking trails, camping spots and watersport activities that you can take part in when living in this area. Many senior living communities also arrange activities that you can take part in with your family. The fact that there are no seasons where you can’t engage in outdoor activities means that you will be accessible to friends and family irrespective of when it is during the year.
Sunbathing is Healthy
Studies are conclusive regarding the benefits of sunbathing. Moderate sunbathing increases your body’s supply of vitamin D, which plays a role in mucosal immunity, stronger bones and teeth and also protects against chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis. It’s important to use sunscreen when sunbathing to reduce the risk of skin cancer. The region around Boca Raton, FL has many areas where one can sunbathe with ease while enjoying excellent natural vistas.
You won’t Need a Lot
When you live in a warm climate, you often need a lot in terms of clothing and other gear to help keep you and your home warm. This is not so when you live in Florida. The year round warmth means that you can avoid wearing winter clothing and other gear, so you won’t need it at all. Assets such as cars also tend to last longer in these climates compared to when they are exposed to the wide variation of temperatures that occur in other parts of the country. The use of salt to de-ice roads during winter in other parts of the country also leads to faster corrosion of important elements on the underside of your car due to contact with the salt.
Reduced Stress and Angst
The warm weather climate makes for an excellent environment to reduce stress and anxiety, and thus live a fuller life. If you have something bothering you, you can simply take part in an activity such as sunbathing or taking part in watersports. This will eventually reduce your stress levels and make your life much better. In the long term, this also reduces the cause and effects of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.