Thursday, March 28, 2019

Get out in the sun!

Spring is here! 
Now it's time to get back out in the sun!

This winter has been different than others because it has been a lot colder.  So spending time outdoors has not sounded very fun to me at all. But now that the weather is warming up I can feel a pull to get outside. Are you feeling it too?

Many people are afraid of the sun and try to limit their exposure to it, but God knew what our bodies would need and provided it for us. 

Laying out in the sun for long periods of time getting baked probably isn't the best thing to do. I am not the type of person that enjoys laying out in the sun but I can still get benefits. I like to work outside in the yard or garden, go for a walk, or read a book outside. 

Depending on your skin type, you may needs as little as 5-15 minutes on your hands, arms and face 2-3 times per week according to the World Health Organization. That seems doable to me!

Here are some health benefits from the sun's rays:

1. Helps the body produce Vitamin D
2. Gives a natural mood boost
3. Reduces Seasonal Affective Disorder
4. It's good for your bones and teeth
5. Supports brain, immune and nervous system
6. Helps regulate insulin levels
7. Supports cardiovascular health
8. Reduces risk of depression

This month make an extra effort to get out in the sun more and enjoy the benefits of Vitamin D.

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