A recent study has shown that we’re homebodies during the winter season. More than 6 in 10 people spend less than 15 minutes outside during winter. One in 10 doesn’t spend any time at all outside during winter. The main reasons given for all the hours spent indoors were winter weather conditions and work. Unfortunately, there isn’t all that much we can do about the latter. However - thanks to our patio covers - there is something that can be done about the former.
It's open season for 'homebodies'
A recent study has shown that we’re homebodies during the winter season. More than 6 in 10 people spend less than 15 minutes outside during winter. One in 10 doesn’t spend any time at all outside during winter. Does that mean we’ve all turned into lazy couch potatoes? Not at all! The study also shows that 7 in 10 respondents think it’s a shame that there’s less time spent outside. The main reasons given for all the hours spent indoors were winter weather conditions and work. Unfortunately, there isn’t all that much we can do about the latter. However, there is something that can be done about the former.
The benefits of life in the open air
The air we exhale indoors contains CO2. If the CO2 level becomes too high (and this is all the more true if no ventilation system is present indoors), then it can make it harder to concentrate, increase feelings of fatigue, and cause us to suffer from headaches. However, half an hour or an hour spent outdoors per day can easily remedy these problems.
Relax under a Renson® terrace cover
Right now, going outside to spend half an hour on your patio sounds like a terrible idea. Fortunately, though, there’s a good solution. A Renson® Camargue® or Algarve® patio cover will keep you safe from any and all weather conditions that come your way – all year round. In summer, you’re protected from the sun’s oppressive heat, while you’re sheltered from the autumn and winter wind and rain. And in spring, you’ll have no trouble facing temperatures that are still just a tad too chilly. With a few small adjustments, you can make sure that you’re just as comfortable under your patio cover as you are in your home. Add a heat & sound beam and sliding glass panels or windproof screens and you’ll keep the chill of winter out without having to lift a finger – all while still getting to enjoy the fresh air. LED lighting also makes it possible to stay outside when the sun slowly starts to set on the horizon.
Outdoor work-out under your pergola
For many people, venturing out in the evening to run a few miles when it’s winter is a bridge too far. The main reason for this was also inclement weather. Fitness equipment can easily be installed under an aluminum pergola. That way, you’re protected against the cold and the rain but can still enjoy the fresh air. Say goodbye to musty gyms and fitness centres and simply stick to your own backyard!
Companies... are you paying attention? The study unequivocally indicates that respondents feel consumed by their work. But what if people could also spend time outside at work while working, having a meeting, on their lunch break, etc.? There’s nothing stopping you with a Renson® patio cover!
A patio cover is an investment that pays for itself. Why? Just imagine people who don’t suffer from afternoon dips anymore, or who have much higher levels of concentration. That means nothing but advantages, right? You could even take things a step further. You could welcome your customers outside in an inspirational and green work environment. Just picture it – no more dull, endless meetings where everyone has to fight to keep their eyes open. That’s the stuff of dreams, right?
Your Renson® pergola - that's added value
A Renson® patio cover allows you to enjoy the indoor comfort of home while you’re outside, with the added advantage of getting to enjoy healthy fresh air. A cover adds value to your home! Essentially, it allows you to transform your garden into an extra living space. A Renson® patio cover gives you an even greater amount of living space.