Three Health Effects of Living in the Tropics

Would you like to move to the tropics but aren’t sure if it’s a good idea? If so, you have to read this article! Living in the tropics provides numerous health benefits. Here you’ll find three very good health reasons to move to the tropics. However, please keep in mind that all of these reasons are only generalizations – some places are different than other.

1. Healthier air

Most tropical places have less pollution than places with a temperate climate. As a result, they have better air – and your lungs will definitely thank you for it. Long-term health effects of pollution can include lung cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidney.

People who benefit the most from clean air are elderly people, children and people who suffer from such health problems as asthma, heart disease and respiratory disease. These individuals are very sensitive to pollution. Living in the tropics can greatly improve your children’s health (and yours as well).

2. Reduce your stress levels

Most tropical countries are known for a laid-back atmosphere. People in these countries don’t rush – they know how to enjoy life and live in the present moment. Moving to a country with such a culture can tremendously reduce your stress levels and reduce your risk of many stress-related diseases such as depression, heart disease or high blood pressure.

Moreover, the tropics (especially if you live in a smaller town) are usually more remote and as a result, quieter than big cities in Europe or North America. Places with less noise pollution are better for your hearing, your heart and your sleep. Studies show that noise increases stress levels and annoyance.

3. More physical exercise

When you live in the tropics, you don’t have to worry about winter, snow, low temperatures and short days without sunshine. In the tropics, there’s plenty of sunshine all year round (and temperatures are always high). As a result, there’s no period when you aren’t very active physically (as in the winter in temperate climates), so living in the tropics can help you get in shape!

You should also remember that most tropical places are very sunny all year round. Thanks to this, you have high energy levels all year round, you are happier (depression levels are the highest in the winter) and healthier (thanks to vitamin D).

As you can see, living in the tropics has some serious health advantages over living in a more temperate climate. Visit one of the tropical vacation spots and ask yourself if you can live there. Hopefully this article will help you choose the best place for you!

PS. Hawaii might be a nice place for your new home.

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