Summer is coming up just around the corner. Which is the perfect time of year, the moment you’ve been waiting for, to put your hammock to good use. Summer is our favorite season of the year, we start planning our vacations, and we go outside, take walks, go on hikes, go to the parks with our kids, and go to the beach.
If you don’t already have a hammock and are considering a hammock for your backyard, you may assume the only thing you will be able to do in it is catch a cool breeze. Actually, there are a variety of activities you can do in a hammock that make purchasing one a good investment for your backyard. We’ll be discussing some of our favorite things to do in a hammock. Feel free to add to this list, comment below, we’d love to hear what your favorite things to do in a hammock are.
Read a Book
A great way to exercise your mind and relax your body is by reading a book. If you enjoy reading a plotting twist while being able to stretch out for undeterred leisure then you’ll love doing it in a hammock, outside or inside. If your hammock is large enough to fit a few people you could gather the kids and read a story together.
Listen to Some Beats
Nothing gets you in the mood like rocking to some music, it helps you unwind. Listening to your favorite music is a great way to hang loose. Nod your head to the rhythm of the music, and while you’re rocking in your hammock it’ll rock your world!
Catch Some Shut-Eye
An afternoon nap can be a real energy booster, and there’s nothing quite like getting a few ZZZ’s in a hammock. Resting your body is second only to physical nutrition for your overall health and well-being so a good power nap can really recharge your batteries. A hammock offers some unique sleeping benefits and you have zero pressure points when you’re in a hammock that no mattress or bed can truly provide. Sleeping in a hammock has been shown to be good for you and the health benefits of hammocks are just recently being discovered and studied in more depth. So the next time you’re in the mood for some beauty sleep, climb into your hammock and you’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated.
Watch some TV! Grab a Movie!
You can use most hammocks indoors or out, so if you want to keep it indoors tonight. Dim the lights, grab a movie, or the remote, lay back and watch your favorite show. Or, have a movie night with your friends, or better yet with your lovely partner. Why sit on a couch if you could be lying on a hammock? You’ll be way more comfortable than sitting on a sofa and you will have more fun doing it.
Feel the Cool Breeze and Experience Nature
If you have a few trees in your backyard, then you can use them to hang your hammock and sit under the cool shade. Or, if you have a hammock stand you can set it up anywhere you like. If you want to cool off from the summer heat and just kick back and relax then you need a hammock. Hang your hammock in the shade and pop a cold drink to cool off from the heat.
Catch some Sun! Get that Glowing Tan for the summer!
Get that glowing tan you’ve always wanted. If you want to stay out in the sun and catch some rays, then you can do so comfortably in a hammock for hours. Set your hammock up pool side, or in your backyard to get your share of sunlight. Be sure to apply some sunscreen to prevent UVA/UVB radiation, which has been linked to skin cancer. On the other hand, you’ll also get your share of Vitamin D (also known as the “sunshine vitamin”) resulting from adequate sun exposure which provides you with some essential nutrients responsible for intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate.
Star Gazing – Starry Night!
The use of your hammock isn’t limited to daytime use only. At night when the sun goes down, and the stars and the moon take over the sky, it’s a great time to grab a blanket, hop in your hammock with your wife, with your girlfriend, or with your kids, and snuggle together and just stare at the star filled sky. You can tell stories, just talk and laugh together. Smile. Hang Loose. Improve Your Quality of Life!
Hang Loose. Improve Your Quality of Life!
Our motto is to hang loose, and improve your quality of life! Just relax, sit back, embrace life and be happy. Forget about your worries for a second. We all lead busy and stressful lives and every so often we need to relax more and worry less. You’ll be able to really hang loose and enjoy life in a hammock. A hammock will let you relax more and worry less, which is proven to help improve your quality of life!
These are a couple of the activities you can really enjoy with a hammock in your life. Not convinced? A hammock really is a solid investment that’ll help you hang loose and improve your quality of life, but don’t take our word for it. You don’t know what you’re missing out on until you try it! Make the most of your summer this year and enjoy the good times. Get ready for summer and bust out the hammocks!