5 Reasons for Seniors to Love Summer in Florida

Summertime is the best time here in Florida 

Along with summer comes the heat, especially in Florida, so you may ask, Why should I love summer?

There are so many reasons to fall in love with the summer season here in Florida, let’s look at some of those.

Sunshine

Summer is the time for sunshine and showers. We have some horrific afternoon thunderstorms here, but the sunshine warms you to the bones and fills you with the much-needed Vitamin D your body craves.

Our exposure to light has such a huge effect on our bodies; it affects our mood and our sleep patterns.

Serotonin is released when you are exposed to sunlight, which is responsible for boosting your mood and helping you feel calm and focused.

Be sure to wear your sunscreen though, you don’t want to end up with skin cancer.

Flowers

Everywhere you look in the summer there are beautiful wildflowers. Some of them may cause your allergies to act up, but they sure are pretty to look at and it’s sad they only seem to bloom once a year.

We must enjoy them in the summer because they will be gone before we know it.

Summertime Flowers in Florida

I love to sit outside in the early morning hours and just listen to all the birds singing. Yes, they were out chirping and singing in the springtime, but it sounds so much sweeter in the summertime. I was looking up at the sky one morning and saw the tiniest hummingbird in the top of a tree fluttering around the branches and it was so calming and soothing to watch. I love summertime.

Florida Beaches

The BEACH!!!! Yes, the beautiful beach and I know we live in Florida and can usually go to the beach year-round, but there’s something more special about going to the beach in the summer. Children playing and running around, so much more to watch and enjoy. The beach is exquisite and we are so fortunate to live in a coastal city, we should take full advantage of it and keep it clean.

Once again, wear your sunscreen!!

Butterflies

Some people don’t like summer because of all the insects and bugs, but what about the graceful butterflies that grow from the ugly worms that were here in the spring?

Butterflies

They sure are magnificent to look at and watch as they flutter around in the breeze.

Picnics!!

In the summertime, you can enjoy a picnic in the park. Yes, there are many ants out there and they are always out in the local parks. Try to go somewhere you have a picnic table to deter the ants from crawling all over your food. Unless of course, you like to eat ants!! Perhaps you can dip them into your caramel apple dip, yummy!

You know you can wear all those cute outfits, if you don’t have cute outfits, or can’t wear them, then be happy you don’t have to wear so many clothes.

You can wear flip-flops instead of boots, shorts instead of long pants, no socks and break out the bathing suits!!!

There are so many activities for the summertime.

Check out our blog titled Spring Activities for Seniors, some of those activities spill over into summer, just make sure to stay hydrated.

Let’s recap why we love summer.

Sunshine, the natural mood enhancer!

We have bugs, birds, and butterflies, oh my!

Flowers, flowers and more bright, bold and glorious flowers, blossoming everywhere!

Picnics, parties and time with friends.

You don’t have to wear so many clothes and the BEST thing about the summer, the BEACH!!!!

The crashing of the waves, the sound of children laughing and playing, the feel of the warm sunshine stinging your skin, the feel of sand between your toes. What more could anyone want?

Get outside and enjoy the summertime, just remember to stay hydrated and use your sunscreen!!

And last, but not least, have FUN!!!

Summertime at the Beach

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