With the nights drawing in and the leaves turning on the trees, there’s no denying that Summer is well and truly over. While some of us relish in the thought of cosy nights in and hot chocolates, the rest of us are still trying to cling onto that last little bit of Summer. 

We might not be able to get it here at home but just a short plane ride away and you’ll find yourself in those warmer climates you crave. 

Plus, it’s not all just about getting some well-deserved rest time. There are actually a number of surprising health benefits that come with soaking up some Winter sun. Let’s take a look at just a few of them! 

Why We Could All Do With An Autumnal Holiday

Vitamin D top-up 

It’s no shocker that Vitamin D would get a mention on this list. Did you know that we get 90% of our Vitamin D from the sun alone? 

While you’re certainly going to struggle to get that living in the UK over the Winter, you can definitely get your fix elsewhere. Jetting off to somewhere sunnier in the middle of Winter will give you an excellent mid-season pick-me-up. This is especially true for those of us out there who develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as the boost in vitamin D has, of course, been linked to improved mood. 

Healthier weight management 

Yep, it’s true, we’re healthier in the Summer. The shorter days and longer nights of Winter mean we spend more time in our homes and less time watching what we eat. If we’re to get all scientific about this, it’s because UV rays help release nitric oxide, which curbs things like obesity. The fewer UV rays you expose yourself to, the more likely you are to be raiding the snack cupboard (to be a bit dramatic). 

Giving yourself a short, or long, Winter sun escape will help you to reset your body and get you back on track with your health and fitness goals – which are easily forgotten about come Winter. 

Gets you up and active again 

We all do it, as soon as the clocks go back, we just want to snuggle up on the sofa and avoid the cold outdoors. Instead, why not book yourself into a villa, like the ones from Villa Plus, where you’ll be near lots of sports and activities. 

Beachside favourites like paddleboarding, kayaking or sailing are sure to tempt you out of your Winter slump. Get your days jampacked with adventure and then kick back in your own private villa – what more could you look for in a luxurious Winter escape! 

Helps you to relax and unwind 

We're all guilty of letting work get the better of us. This couldn’t truer than in Winter when you arrive and leave the office in darkness every day. To stop yourself from getting in a bit of a rut, get out for some much needed ‘you’ time. 

A Winter sun break can help you to reset and recharge so you can get back to work feeling rejuvenated. This can be especially helpful in either the lead up to Christmas or during the bleak months of January and February. 

If you’re looking to book a Winter getaway, make sure you’re clued up on some of the best destinations to go to for that much-needed sun. With something in the calendar to look forward to, your Winter will be sure to fly by! 
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