The snow is long gone and the heat is on! We're excited for the abundance that summer has to offer. There's so many reasons to get a healthy dose of sunlight this summer. The sun charges our crops, brightens our mood, and signals the vacation season. Check out 3 of our top reasons to commit to getting more sunlight this summer.
Quality sunlight exposure is linked to increased Vitamin-D production in the skin. Vitamin-D is one of the essentials for overall health, and is directly associated with many health benefits, or problems when lacking. A deficiency in Vitamin-D is associated with several bone and joint disorders, such as rickets, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
We all want to be happy, right? Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D. is a pervasively negative condition that impacts millions globally, specifically those residing in colder, darker climes such as the American Northeast. Sunlight, or lack thereof can be directly associated with well-being and happiness, primarily to Vitamin-D production and the stimulation of serotonin release.
Humans are naturally diurnal, and our reaction to natural light communicates through our hypothalamus to release the hormones necessary to kick our metabolism into gear. When combining with mood elevating Vitamin-D production, it's easier to get out of bed and going with adequate sun exposure.