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A Little More Light Can Go A Long Way

By Tom Herrin

It is pretty easy to fall into ruts and lose touch with the outside world.  The nature of so many jobs can keep people removed from the reality of the world.  That is, they live and work in artificial environments and seldom see what the outside world is really like.  This can mean they are missing out on some very essential components that may be available to those who are able to spend time in the outdoors.  Being in the sunshine can make a world of difference to the health of people who are able to take advantage of it.

It Can Help To Start The Day Off Right

Sunshine does a few things that can make a considerable difference in how the day is started off.  First of all, sunshine helps to stop melatonin, which is the hormone that tells people it is dark and time to sleep.  On the heels of this is the fact that sunshine can make people feel more energized and productive.  Sunshine has been shown to help people to have a higher level of energy and be happier.  

It Can Help Fight Memory Loss

Particularly as people age, various kinds of dementia and memory loss become more of a concern.  Some people may set themselves up for these kinds of problems by staying shut in and often keeping shades and/or curtains pulled over windows.  Providing ways to receive more natural light can be a good first step in avoiding some of these problems.  Vitamin D, which you get from the sun, seems to have a history of boosting memory and mental alertness.  

It Can Help Skin, Bones, and Fertility

The sun has long been considered a good source of natural treatment for skin problems.  People have felt it had a healing effect.  There appears to be a similar benefit when it comes to bones.  There seems to have been a resurgence of problems related to deficiencies that affect the bones.  This may directly correlate to the amount of time people, especially children, spend indoors (often enamored with electronic devices).  If you want to do something that can improve your health in a lot of ways, find some way to increase the sunshine you get.  It really isn’t that difficult or expensive, but it can have a tremendous impact on your health.  

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lone Tree, Colo.

 

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