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5 Reasons Why The Sun Is Our Mind’s Best Friend

No living organism can exist without the sun, it has literally brought life to our planet earth. It is essential to our very existence. It not only helps heal and grow our human body but it stimulates our energy levels and can bring a ton of ease to our days. Think about how good you feel on those days soaking up the sun. These feelings come from the suns direct impact on our moods which can clear away the negative talk that often exists in our brains. There’s no wonder the Stone Age people used to worship it. Read further to find out why the sun is our mind’s best friend.


5. The Sun Builds Confidence:

The Sun’s powerful supply of vitamin D3 significantly contributes to losing weight, particularly fat. It increases the metabolic rate through the stimulation of the thyroid. The brain uses the vitamin to keep our hunger and cravings at pace. Subsequently, if your D levels are fairly low, you will snack and crave food much more. Also, the lower your levels, the more likely your body will store fat because the vitamin D helps cells figure out whether to store fat or burn it. Not only that, it also helps reduce high blood pressure & cholesterol. With weight loss and a healthier self image our confidence skyrocket’s. When you are overweight, you have a protective shell as you hide who you really are. Losing those extra pounds means that you can emerge as the person that you’ve always wanted to be.


4. It Encourages Happy Times:

Our brain connects our emotions and feelings to sites, sounds and surroundings that we have been in before. Generally speaking, the sunshine has been programmed in our subconscious mind as something that is fun and exciting due to things we do when the sun comes out. Whether it’s riding a bike, enjoying a sport or just reading a book at the beach. Just think of those mornings you wake up to the sun peaking through your blinds as you wake up to the sights and sounds of birds chirping, escalating your mood almost instantly. You almost always spring right out of bed not wanting to waste a moment of it. Heading to work or wherever, your day just keeps getting better as people are generally friendlier and your mood can quickly begin to stack the positive momentum. Versus those rainy days when you can’t find that inner drive to get out of bed.


3. Helps You Sleep And Reset For The Next Day:

Daytime exposure to sunlight increases the production of melatonin during the night. This hormone helps regulate the sleep. Lin Kessel, who is an ophthalmologist at the University of Copenhagen states that “If you don’t have a change in melatonin levels during the 24 hours of the day, your body doesn’t know when to rest and when to stay awake.” Sunshine will help your body know it is daytime. Taking an early morning walk or getting some fresh air at work during your break would certainly make a difference. According to a study on Forbes.com “Workers who get more sunlight also tend to be more physically active according to this study. And an additional analysis of overall quality of life suggests that they’re generally happier, too. Office workers without windows reported more physical ailments and lower vitality, along with lower sleep quality.”


2. It Can Cure Depression:

Sunlight helps chronic or acute depression by stimulating the synthesis of endorphin's, which are responsible for feeling good. This is why we often get depressed in the dark winter days. Because younger people and women have more sensitive internal clocks to sunlight, they have a higher risk of getting SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). When the emotion chemicals in our brain are low then we can become prone to episodes of depression. So getting out there and enjoying the natural sunlight is very wise decision.


1. Increases Our 'Feel Good' Mechanisms:

The sun has direct correlation with our overall happiness and good health as it provides us with much needed nutrients and vitamin D. It increases the level of Serotonin and Dopamine, which are the “feel good” chemicals. These are neurotransmitters that regulate how we feel. Research has suggested that individuals who are exposed to direct sunlight for at least 20 minutes per day gain increased moods and higher levels of energy. Most of us can sense the immediate positive influence of sunlight by taking a walk outdoors on a beautiful sunny day. Soaking in the sun’s heat is one of the most relaxing things you can do, even your pet dog gains therapeutic remedies by lying in the beam of sunlight.


How To Be The Happiest Camper

According to Askmen.com, Abe Lincoln once said: “People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” So all in all, get out there and enjoy the sun as much as possible, but remember that no matter how good or bad the weather is outside, you have the biggest impact on your mood. It’s quite clear; we can’t control the weather but we can certainly manage our emotions. And studies have shown that those who don’t let the rain or gloomy days affect them are typically happier. So if you can put a positive perspective on the negative climate you’ll be that much more blissful during the summer sun.




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