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Health benefits of sun exposure and fresh air

Time spent in the sunlight and fresh air is much needed for vitality. It doesn't only benefit a person with with energy throughout the day, but vitality helps our bodies become stronger and resilient to physical illness.

Getting around 5 to 15 minutes of sunlight two to three times a week has vitamin-D boosting benefits of sun. Sun exposure has a number of benefits to our bodies.

Here are some of the benefits of sun exposure and fresh air:

1. Improves your sleep

Sunshine regulates circadian rhythm by telling our bodies when to increase and decrease melatonin levels. When a person is exposed to the sun, the more sun exposure they get, the better the body will produce melatonin when its time to go to sleep.

2. Reduces stress

Melatonin also helps lowers stress reactivity, sun exposure and fresh air helps the body regulate melatonin.

3. Maintains strong bones

Vitamin D helps the body maintain calcium and prevents thin and brittle bones. This vitamin D is best obtained by being outside, our bodies produces vitamin D when we are exposed to the sun.

4. Helps keeps the weight off

Getting some sun exposure and fresh air in the morning, before noon is linked with weightloss.

5. Strengthens the immune system

The vitamin D produced when our bodies are exposed to the sun, is critical for the immune system, sun exposure can strengthen it. A healthy immune system fights many illness and reduce the risk of some infections.

6. Fights of depression

Sunshine improves a person's mood, it boosts the body's level of serotonin, which is a chemical that helps lift the mood.


Staying indoors too much can be unhealthy, some fresh air and sun exposure is needed every now and then, for the above health reasons and to lift our moods.


Source: www.healthline.com/health/depression/benefits-sunlight#_noHeaderPrefixedContent

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