Today marks America’s most relaxing holiday, National Hammock Day. While some may feel guilty taking time off on a Tuesday to commemorate one of summer’s favorite pastimes, hammocking has been shown to have numerous health benefits. Research shows the gentle swinging motion provided by a hammock has a synchronizing effect on the brain that promotes rest and relaxation by reinforcing sleep rhythms.
This improves sleep quality and concentration for reading and learning. Lying in a hammock also eliminates pressure points and aligns the spine, relaxing muscles and stimulating better blood circulation.
Unlike other holidays that involve extensive planning, frantic travel and large crowds, National Hammock Day is dedicated to personal relaxation. “Americans are working longer days with less vacation time, and many find it hard to relax, even when on vacation or holiday,” says Jon Neff, co-founder of Grand Trunk. “National Hammock Day is a symbol of quality time spent away from all that and giving ourselves permission to relax.”
Summer’s long days make it the prime season to take time off and relax outside. With the dog days of summer upon us, Grand Trunk is giving away one hammock each day throughout the month of July to encourage people to relax on National Hammock Day. Simply like Grand Trunk on Facebook and enter to win here.
Grand Trunk’s award winning hammocks are the perfect combination of lightweight durability, packable and a breeze to take and hang anywhere. Grand Trunk rope hanging kits and Tree Slings allow you to get creative and easily hang a hammock virtually anywhere, so there is no limit to the relaxation possibilities this National Hammock Day.
To learn more about Grand Trunk or the benefits of hammocking, please visit www.grandtrunkgoods.com.