Did you know sunshine can be one of your best allies this winter? ✨✨✨
1. Sunlight can help to boost your immune system & prevent disease: ☀️
15 minutes of strategic sun exposure can increase the movement of your T cells, which help keep your immune system strong. “Vitamin D is synthesised in the skin with strategic sun exposure, enabling the body to build bones, tame inflammation, and boost immunity, and is also thought to play a key role in preventing a number of cancers, including pancreatic, lung, breast, ovarian, skin, prostate, and colon.” - Frank Lipman, MD.
2. Sunlight can help elevate your mood: ☀️☀️
Sunlight has been shown to directly help improve your mood with the rate of serotonin production in the brain being directly related to the strategic exposure and to duration of bright sunlight, rising rapidly with increased luminosity - helping keep those good vibes going strong all year long! - Esler MD.
3. Sunlight can help keep you energised: ☀️☀️☀️
In addition to boosting your mood, sunlight can also support increasing your energy levels. “When your eyes detect light, that tells your brain to wake up and release the cortisol you need to increase your metabolism and get through your day,” hormone expert Anna Cabeca, D
Living a happier, healthier life could simply mean making sure you get in some strategic sunlight year-round. Even though it might be cold outside, make an effort to get your sun fix for your mood and your health and remember to slather on a high quality SPF if you’re outside longer than 15 minutes. 😎
Make every day a little sun-day!