8 Health Benefits of Sunshine

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8 Health Benefits of Sunshine

The weather’s here. Wish you were beautiful.

| February 21, 2018

CURES MILD DEPRESSION

When you lack sun exposure, you can actually experience a condition called SAD or seasonal affective disorder. It’s a form of depression, although more commonly experienced by those living during the winter season, that’s not to say we’ll be immune to it. You can also get SAD from too long hours indoors, like in an office cubicle with hardly any windows.

 

STRENGTHENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Exposure to sunlight means an increase in your body’s production of white blood cells (a.k.a. lymphocytes), which protect your health and defend the body against sickness and infections. So the next time you decide against going outside because it’s hot outside, just think you’re doing it for your health.

 

BUILDS STRONGER BONES

It’s not just babies who need to stay out in the sun for a good few minutes. Vitamin D is also essential for bone health and the prevention of bone-wasting diseases, such as osteoporosis.

 

IMPROVES SLEEP

Sunlight helps maintain your internal body clock and follow the normal 24-hour rhythm of your body. The amount of sunlight exposure you get every morning is essential to that. Your body will then adapt to a healthy sleep-wake cycle which will then allow you to get better quality sleep at night.

 

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