BENEFITS OF SUNSHINE

Improves your sleep

An hour of natural light in the morning will help you sleep better. Sunshine regulates your circadian rhythm by telling your body when to increase and decrease your melatonin hormone. Melatonin is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and helps control your sleep patterns.

Reduces stress

Melatonin also lowers stress and being outside naturally regulates melatonin. Because you're often doing something active when outside, like walking or playing that extra exercise also helps to lower stress

Vitamin D

One of the best and easiest ways to get Vitamin D is being outside as bodies produce Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. 5 - 30 minutes in the sun is enough to give you the Vitamin D you need. The D Vit helps your body maintain calcium and stronger bones. It also helps you maintain a healthy immune system which is essential to fight off infections.

Helps keep the weight off

Getting outside for 30 minutes sometime between 8am and noon has been linked to weight loss. There could be other factors to this but it seems that there's a connection between getting some sunlight in the early morning and weight loss.

Fights off depression

There's a scientific reason that being in the sunshine improves your mood. Sunshine boosts your body's level of serotonin which is a chemical that improves your mood and helps you stay calm and focused.

Can live a longer life

A study that followed 30,000 Swedish women revealed that those who spent more time in the sun lived six months to two years longer than those with less sun exposure. This is something that scientists continue to study.

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