ASTEL LIFESTYLE | Commercial & Public Park Benches
- May 24, 2019
- Public Park Benches and City Benches
Commercial & Public Park Benches
Public seating provides an opportunity to rest.
Resting is important, individually and communally. Well-made, comfortable park benches are great for resting. Our parasympathetic nervous system kicks in outdoors so that we feel calmer and more peaceful, even in an urban setting (though sitting near to nature – plants, trees, water, grass – amplifies this relaxing effect and is a natural mood-booster). So break up that crazy, busy routine and stop for a while. Just breathe, enjoy the view or watch the world go by.
Having somewhere to sit allows you to spend more time in the fresh air.
Many factors conspire to keep us inside but daylight and sunshine have a significant impact on mental health and contribute to well-being in numerous ways – not least by upping your Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D from sensible sun exposure appears essential in preventing at least 16 different types of cancer, including melanoma, and a host of other health problems like depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, fractures, and infections. In fact, optimizing your Vitamin D with sun exposure may cut your risk of dying from all causes in half. Sit on that park bench a bit longer if you can.
Outdoor seating reduces isolation.
Opportunities for social connection are important, particularly for those living on their own. Also when space is shared, everyone benefits – studies show that shared places become safer and more interesting. We are always passing through places; sometimes its good to just be somewhere and feel a sense of belonging. Go and sit on a park bench, have a conversation with someone and get connected in a non-digital way.
Public seating is the epitome of simplicity.
Anyone can sit, at no cost, as seating provides a free opportunity to linger – not to be underestimated in today’s world of market forces. Take a packed lunch and embrace some much needed simplicity.
Access to somewhere to sit gets you more active.
Obviously you sit on a bench, but studies show that people will do a lot more local walking if there is somewhere to go and sit. So surprisingly and counter-intuitively, sitting outdoors encourages walking.
Park benches can also be an exercise opportunity.
Who said benches are just for sitting? There is a ground swell of interest in seeing public seating as an exercise opportunity. Seating can be used as a stable base for all kinds of full-body exercise.
Benches continue to capture the imagination of Astel designers and more and more alternatives to traditional outdoor seating are being created. We believe good seating gives energy to public spaces by always having at least a few people around and has a positive impact on health and well-being.
We are dedicated to supplying our customers with the largest variety of outdoor commercial park benches in various sizes and styles.
Outdoors Park Benches, Backless Benches, Bus Stop Benches, and Memorial Benches available in Steel and Recycle Plastic.
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