benefits of the great outdoors florida gator sportsRise and shine, southwest Florida! The sun is high in the sky and tropical weather surrounds us. The best part about living in Florida is definitely the environment. Mile-long beaches, palm trees and white sand make up the coast while forests, trails, and rivers make up the land.

Gator Sports thinks everyone should take the time to explore their backyard. Not only is it an excellent way to pass the time but it’s good for you!

Here Comes the Sun

We’re called “The Sunshine State” for a reason! The sun, unsurprisingly, is incredibly good for our mood and health. It is one of the best sources of Vitamin D!

Vitamin D is essential for a healthy immune system. It helps our body regulate itself, and can prevent diseases. Those who do not get a sufficient amount of Vitamin D are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

Soak up the natural, healthy Vitamin D from the sun. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen though!

There’s Nothing like Fresh Air

The great, fresh air of Florida is teeming with clean! Not only does the salty smell of the sea put us in a good mood, but it also is great for our lungs.

Indoor pollutants are becoming a larger health concern. We spend a great portion of our lives inside, and pollutants are causing health risks like asthma, heart disease, lung disease, and bronchitis. Take a step outside and breathe deep. The fresh air is good for the body and soul.

Feel Fit and Healthy

It’s a lot nicer to exercise with a good view!

Southwest Florida is home to natural beauty, and is a never-ending source of motivation. Get outside and get moving. Exercise is vital, not matter how old you are. More than just for aesthetic purposes, exercise can help prevent or improve heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, back pain, osteoporosis, and psychological disorders.

The great outdoors is also good for our eyes. Staring at screens can lead to various eye problems such as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and nearsightedness. The artificial light from the screen, as well as the close proximity for a long period of time can affect our eyes and health in a negative way. Simply getting outside and focusing on the trees, sky, and animals, can help reverse these symptoms.

Get Outside, SWFL!

Eager for the outdoors? Make the most of every day by exploring the tracks and trails of Florida on one of our premiere Polaris vehicles! Visit the Gator Sports ATV showroom in Labelle where our experienced staff can answer all of your questions. We believe that everyone in southwest Florida should have an ATV to truly explore. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you get into a vehicle and get you started in your new hobby.