Many people dream of living out their retirement in a warmer climate which is why so many retirees choose to move to Thailand. Of course, we all know many reasons why, the all year-round sunshine,beaches, food, people etc. etc. but what are the main health benefits of living in Thailand.
1. Get More Sunlight
It now appears that a high level of vitamin D is crucial to beating covid-19 and that the severity of covid is greater the lower your vitamin D level. 80% of Adults in the UK with cancer have levels of vitamin D lower than 20 ng/ml and the National Health Service recommends a minimal level of 35/40 ng/ml.
In America they recommend a level above 40 ng/ml. World experts on vitamin D the Boston Medical School recommend levels above 70 ng/ml as important for your immune system to function at a high level.
Exposing your body for 90 minutes to 2 hours is the best way to boost your vitamin D and immunity levels.
2. Warm Climate
Warm climates for most of the year are ideal for arthritis sufferers and may help to alleviate pain, fatigue and swollen joints.
Warm weather is safer. Studies have shown that death rates are higher in cold climates, for those people suffering with ill health the winter and cold weather could be a killer.
3. Get Moving
Let’s face it everybody is more motivated to exercise on a sunny day, go for a walk, walk along the beach, play golf or go for a bike ride, everything is more appealing when the sun is shining and research backs this up.
It has been shown that all of us are more active in the summertime and less active in winter. Living in a region with all year-round warm weather, exercise and physical activity become the norm.
4. Improve Your Memory
Research shows that your overall alertness and mental performance is at its best when your body temperature is high, staying warm in nice weather helps you keep alert and improves your memory.
5. It’s Better for Your Heart and Lungs
Heart and Respiratory system
Cold weather can have a negative impact on your heart, lungs and respiratory system. When your body works to regulate heat, your blood pressure can increase to unhealthy levels which can lead to long term damage.
So, there is more to living in a warm climate than just getting the benefit of a healthy tan. Warmth and sunlight can offer a real benefit to your health, from improved heart and lungs, to enhanced mental performance with less aches and pains that come with older age. Living in a warm climate may give you just the health boost you need, a better lifestyle, in a less stressful environment.