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Letting The Sun Shine In Can Improve Health

By Tom Herrin

There are many people who seem to live their lives behind closed doors.  A lot of office buildings have pretty limited amounts of windows, leaving workers in an almost sterile environment.  For people lacking better health, it may sometimes be partially attributed to a lack of available sunshine or natural light.  The spring of the year always brings a greater amount of light.  Who doesn’t feel better when they experience that increased amount of sunlight?  Adding more sunlight, even if it is only a few minutes per day, can improve health in several significant ways.

Sunlight Is Believed to Help With Weight Loss

For those have tried to lose weight with some success, it is pretty obvious that sunshine somehow has a positive effect on the process.  It seems that even short exposure to sunshine each day can help lower body fat.  This is a great supplement to any other activities.  It is a testimony as to why that daily walk can produce good results for some.  For those who engage in a more rigorous exercise program, combined with a good diet, they are likely to have an easier time reaching their goals.

It Can Ease Pain

The sun seems to have a very beneficial effect on the muscles and general muscle aches.  I have always found that sitting or lying in the sun gave me a much better feeling of well-being.  Many people have utilized some exposure to the sun to help their arthritis-related pain.  People have also been known to require less pain medication when exposed to more light.  Sunlight has been recognized for years for its ability to improve skin problems.

It Can Help Your Mood

Sunlight can help people feel better about things in general.  The sun seems to have the ability to brighten the outlook people have about life.  It may be easier to become motivated to do many of the things that are known to improve health such as exercise, be more socially active, follow a good diet, as well as sleep better and get up and get going in the morning.  If you are looking for something that can work some magic in improving your health, find some ways to increase the sunshine you receive.  Letting natural light penetrate your homes and workplaces can be just what your life is in need of.  Go ahead, pull those curtains back, and let the sun shine in.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntersville, N. C.


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