5 Healing Benefits Of The Sun

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I always love noticing how much happier everyone seems to be when the sun is out. When spring hits and the days get longer, the general vibe of everyday life is just better. It’s important to understand that overexposure to the sun can be harmful to your health, but it’s equally as important to know that allowing yourself to indulge in the sun’s rays in moderation can be extremely beneficial to your health. Here are five healing benefits of the sun.

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It helps you sleep. Exposing yourself to direct sunlight in the morning helps to keep your biological clock on track, so you’ll be filled with energy during the day, and ready to sleep again come nighttime!

It can cure depression. Sunlight produces serotonin in the body, which is a chemical known to bring about feelings of happiness. Those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) will especially benefit from the sun in this way!

It helps fight infection. Exposure to the sun increases your white blood cells, which help defend your body against diseases. The sun’s light also kills bad bacteria – it has been used as a disinfectant since at least the early 1900’s.

It’s like exercising. While being in the sun may not directly help you lose weight, some of the benefits are quite similar to those of exercise. Sunlight increases the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream, and allows your body to more easily deliver oxygen to your tissues.

It helps lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Scientists now claim that UV rays in sunlight can help release stored nitrogen into your bloodstream, which relaxes your blood vessels – and, in turn, lowers blood pressure. Because of this, some scientists believe that the benefits of sun exposure may outweigh the risks! (Source: Medical News Today)

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With the crazy, busy lifestyles we’re all living these days, it’s important to remember that getting out in the sun is one of the keys to keeping ourselves healthy – and happy! If you’re having a stressful day and you feel that you don’t even have a moment to rest, make it your business to find a moment, and get yourself out in the sun. Even if it’s just for ten minutes, stressful days are the days when it’s most important to let nature heal you with the power of the sun.

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Comments

Carrissa -June 5, 2013, 11:03AM

I never take a sunny day for granted! Sunshine = Happiness

Megan -June 5, 2013, 11:19AM

I love sunny days!!

Meg -June 5, 2013, 1:10PM

I instantly feel better when the sun is shining on me.
It puts me in a better mood.

http://happinessiscreating.com/

RacheL H. -June 5, 2013, 1:57PM

Yes! I try to go outside as often as possible on my afternoon work break. :)

Tori -June 5, 2013, 8:12PM

Sunny days are always uplifting! Ever since I swore off tanning, I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to get some sun in healthy doses. This post is motivating me to enjoy the sun a bit more:) I live in California after all!!

Much love from http://myomlife.wordpress.com/

rie -June 7, 2013, 1:16AM

great sun-lovin post! i’m a firm believer that people also undergo some sort of photosynthesis – when we soak in sun rays we feel much more renewed and shiny happy again. it’s like the light that beams out there also connects with our inner light. thank you sun!

May -June 7, 2013, 11:21AM

So, Let’s sunshine every day! Hahaha…
Yeah, Sun is important for everyone.

Bonnie -June 9, 2013, 3:07PM

Excellent post..according to my dermatologist 10 minutes a day is enough for Vit. D anymore then that will start the skin to age…..not to mention those who have Lupus shouldn’t be out in the sun at all….or those who are on special meds….and in certain terms I believe since we don’t have the ozone like we used to we should be more careful in the sun…I’m 58 and have always used the sun sparingly, and my skin looks great, I look more in my late 30′s /early 40′s then late 50′s and have met women who are in their 40′s who look ancient because of sun-worshiping.

Yeri -January 28, 2014, 1:54PM

It help me got the answers

Yeri -January 28, 2014, 1:56PM

It help me got the answers. And it feels good when you are on the beach and whit a sunny day

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