4 amazing health benefits of sunlight for body and mind

Published on Jul 08, 2022 07:54 PM IST
  • Exposure to sunlight can help boost mental health and aid in sleeping better. Stepping outdoors during morning hours also improves Vitamin D intake which can wonders for our bone health. Nutritionist and wellness expert Karishma Shah talks about wonderful benefits of sunlight.
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"Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain's release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. It can improve mood and stabilize our circadian rhythms, helping us get a better and deeper nights sleep. Psychologically, light can decrease depression scores and even increase cognitive performance such as reaction time and activation," says Karishma Shah.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 07:54 PM IST

"Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain's release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. It can improve mood and stabilize our circadian rhythms, helping us get a better and deeper nights sleep. Psychologically, light can decrease depression scores and even increase cognitive performance such as reaction time and activation," says Karishma Shah.(Pixabay)

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Increased Vitamin D: Vitamin D has some important functions in the body. It promotes reduced inflammation and modulates cell growth. It's also very hard to get enough food sources also. The sun is the best natural source of Vitamin D, and it only takes 5-15 minutes of sunlight a few times a week to notice difference.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 07:54 PM IST

Increased Vitamin D: Vitamin D has some important functions in the body. It promotes reduced inflammation and modulates cell growth. It's also very hard to get enough food sources also. The sun is the best natural source of Vitamin D, and it only takes 5-15 minutes of sunlight a few times a week to notice difference.(Pixabay)

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Improved mood: Days with plenty of sunshine were associated with better mental health - in fact, the availability of sunshine has more impact on mood than rainfall, temperature, or any other environmental factor.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 07:54 PM IST

Improved mood: Days with plenty of sunshine were associated with better mental health - in fact, the availability of sunshine has more impact on mood than rainfall, temperature, or any other environmental factor.(Pixabay)

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Higher quality sleep: That serotonin you soak up from the sun's rays does more than boost your mood - it might also help you get more restful sleep at night.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 07:54 PM IST

Higher quality sleep: That serotonin you soak up from the sun's rays does more than boost your mood - it might also help you get more restful sleep at night.(Unsplash)

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Stronger bones: Low Vitamin D has been linked to diseases like osteoporosis and rickets, and one of the most specific benefits of Vitamin D is earning stronger bones and teeth.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 07:54 PM IST

Stronger bones: Low Vitamin D has been linked to diseases like osteoporosis and rickets, and one of the most specific benefits of Vitamin D is earning stronger bones and teeth.(Shutterstock)

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