Why is Sunlight Good for Your Body?

Why is Sunlight Good for Your Body?

While most of us are aware that sunlight can be damaging to our skin, many people do not know that moderate amounts of sunlight are beneficial to your overall health.

Let’s get into some health benefits that sunlight can provide you.

Increases vitamin D levels - This mineral enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, controlling the flow of calcium into and out of bones. Thus, adequate vitamin D production through sun exposure is vital for healthy bones.blog-180722-image-tw...

Improves sleep quality - Exposure to the sun plays a big role in maintaining your body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, because it increases melatonin levels.

Boosts mood - Exposure to natural light increases the serotonin production in your body which keeps you calm, focused, and happy.

Enhances brain function - When exposed to sunlight, nerve cell growth increases in the hippocampus, which is the area of the brain responsible for creating and organizing memories.

Decreases inflammation - Sunlight increases vitamin D production, which is essential for many of the functions in our bodies, including our immune system.

With all these benefits of sunlight, you also want to make sure you are keeping your body at its optimal function. But do not worry, we are here to help!! Book an appointment with one of our incredible practitioners and get ready to reach your optimal health and peak performance!

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