Sunshine can have many benefits to your health.
We love soaking up the sunshine and I always feel better after some sun exposure.
Mild sun exposure is great for your health. Let’s look at the top 5 benefits of sunshine! This post may contain affiliate links that help support this website.
Vitamin D3. When sunlight hits our skin it begins to create vitamin D from our kidneys and liver. Just 20 to 30 min of sun exposure on your arms, face or legs a couple of times a week is all that is needed to create vitamin D. This vitamin is known as a pre-hormone and is vital for health. D. Alexander Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Urology at Mayo Clinic in Florida, suggests that one-quarter of Americans suffer from low levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a role in reducing inflammation, heart disease and infections along with supporting hormones.
Increase Mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD affects millions of people causing sadness and mild depression in the winter and mood increases in the summer months. There are many reasons for this but the main being sunlight increases serotonin which increases our feelings of well-being. The benefits of sunshine actually affect your neurotransmitters. Symptoms of SAD include weight gain, sleepiness, irritability, and trouble concentrating. Spending a few minutes in direct sunlight can lift our mood, gives us more energy and increases our concentration.
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