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Want to Feel Better? Step Outside in the Sun

By Donna Stark

We often worry about the potential side effects and risks associated with prescription medications, but when we are sick, there aren't many other options to choose from, are there? But what if there was something else you could do? Something in addition to the medication you are prescribed that won't only help to heal your body, but will also get you feeling better than ever before. Would you be interested in it? Well, if you are, just head outside because that's where you will find this secret "ingredient."

Want to Feel Better? Step Outside in the Sun

If there is one thing you learned in your elementary school science class, it was the importance of the sun, but maybe that importance should have been taught in your health class too! Spending time outdoors provides a variety of benefits to your overall health and wellness. Take a look at a few of them below.

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces stress and levels of depression
  • Speeds the healing process
  • Encourages better sleep
  • Increases energy

Adding Sunshine to Your Days

Whether you are sick or not, sunshine is something you should get every single day, so try to find the time to fit it in. Here are some great suggestions on how to do so from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.

  • Jump-start your day - Start your day on the right foot by sitting outside with your breakfast or morning cup of coffee. Not only will you get a dose of the sun's rays, it is also a great way to maintain your circadian rhythm.
  • Take in the beauty - Bored? Don't waste your time window shopping at the mall. Do something better, like visiting the beautiful locations around your home. From parks to gardens to the local trails around the lake, there are sure to be plenty of locations you can choose from.
  • Put it on your calendar - You schedule everything else in your life, so why not schedule some outdoor time as well? Treat your time outdoors like a doctor visit and put it on your calendar. It really is that important.
  • Bring your exercise outdoors - In addition to getting some sunshine on your face, exercising outdoors could provide new challenges to your workouts.
  • Add some steps - If you park in a different spot or walk your children to school instead of driving them, you can add precious minutes of sunshine to your days. And, you will be moving your body more too!

Sunny Days and Good Health

The more time you spend outdoors, the more it will become a habit and the better your overall well-being will be for it. Even if you are sick, try to step outside as often as you can and sit in the sun. It really can make a difference!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in New Braunfels, Tex.

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