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10 Reasons You Need to Visit a Water Park This Summer

10 Reasons You Need to Visit a Water Park This Summer

I just got back from a water park. Holy smokes what a day!

What makes it even better is that I should have been at work. You might be wondering, what good reason does an adult have to be at a water park on a weekday?

I’ll give you 10 good reasons.

1. You’re in a state of childlike happiness.

When did we become so serious?

Why is it more fun to discuss politics at an expensive restaurant than to go on a water slide? Kids are smart. They know what is fun and they know how to be happy. A water park is the ideal place to learn from the best.

Stop being such an adult. Grab a rubber ring and head for the biggest, baddest slide you can find.

2. You’re freed from your work clothes.

Suits suck.

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There, I said it. It doesn’t matter if your suit’s from Walmart or Savile Row. A bathing suit is always more comfortable—and you can get it wet.

Isn’t it nice to get drenched and not have to worry?

3. You let go of your inhibitions.

You are never more real than when you’re hurtling down a super-steep water slide.

You can’t not be yourself. It feels great.

4. You can scream your head off.

On the scariest slides, you probably feel like screaming.

It’s okay. You can. Nobody will think you’re weird.

Find the steepest slide you can, feel the drop and start yelling.

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5. At last, you win the water slide race.

Almost every water park has the slide were 5–10 people can race at once—and it’s always the heaviest kid who wins.

But now, you’re an adult. You are the heavy kid. You absolutely decimate the opposition.

6. You get soaked—and it doesn’t matter.

How often do you really feel the thrill of being drenched from head to toe?

Sure, you take showers, but that’s not the same. When it rains, we open an umbrella. When we see a puddle, we walk around it.

At a water park, it’s your mission to get soaked.

7. You realize your problems aren’t that big of a deal.

Before you go to a water park, it’s natural to feel too busy for it.

“Oh I have too much to do,” you say. “I haven’t time for such childish things.”

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Please ignore those voices and go anyway. You have so much fun that you realize just how unimportant most of your problems are.

8. You come home exhausted—really exhausted.

You were having so much fun that you forgot you were tired and hungry.

After a trip to a water park, all you can do is sit on the couch and crash.

It’s a good feeling. The next day you feel completely refreshed.

9. You have absolute, undisturbed fun with your family.

A water park isn’t real life. This is 100% pure fantasy.

And that means nothing can get in the way of you having fun. No phone calls. No emails. Nothing.

You get to spend the entire day with your family undisturbed.

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10. You’re better equipped to deal with adult life again.

If you want to solve problems, it’s essential that you stay positive.

Water parks make you happy. Nothing boosts your mood faster, and that means you’re more effective in the morning.

Do you know someone who seriously needs to visit a water park?

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. Everyone can benefit from a day at a water park.

So please share this article. We adults need an extra nudge.

Featured photo credit: zsoravecz via pixabay.com

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11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

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Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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2. Stress Relief

Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

3. Improved Sleep

Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

4. Appetite Control

Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

7. Mosquito Repellant

Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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8. Pain Relief

While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

9. The New Anti-Viral

Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

10. Improved Cognitive Function

Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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