Sunshine means a good mood. As soon as the weather is nice, we immediately feel much better and this is not insignificant.
Indeed, it is not without reason that it is said that the sun is good for morale. A sunny day puts a smile on your face, and in addition to regulating our internal clock, the sun has multiple benefits for the body.
Light rays alone maintain various metabolic functions. The body picks up these rays via light-sensitive receptors located in the retina, which are then converted into signals to be sent directly to the brain.
These signals tell the body to produce endorphins, a neurotransmitter that promotes muscle relaxation and also reduces blood pressure.
Serotonin, which regulates appetite, sleep, temperature, and especially mood, is also synthesized. Serotonin is the famous neurotransmitter of happiness.
This is why a feeling of comfort, well-being, and appeasement is quickly felt after a few minutes of exposure.
A lack of sunlight can be a source of general depression, especially in winter. During this season, Vitamin D is not sufficiently synthesized by our body. This is due to the shortening of the day and a lack of direct contact with the light rays.
Sunlight is essential for the production of this vitamin which is very useful for the body.
It is now well established that Vitamin D is essential for growth and for the fixation of calcium on the bones.
It contributes to the strengthening of the bone structure and helps prevent osteoporosis and fractures, especially in the elderly.
In addition, it strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of infections and various cancers.
It is also via Vitamin D that the production of endorphins mentioned above is stimulated. By lowering blood pressure, this vitamin prevents cardiovascular disease and its complications.
Vitamin D can be stored in the body, so remember to replenish it while enjoying the benefits of the sun.
Finally, keep in mind that exposure should be moderate. It is advisable to avoid the hottest hours of the day, especially in summer, and to apply sun protection. 30 minutes in the sun a few times a week is usually a good amount to get some benefits.
Repeated overexposure can lead to skin burns with serious consequences such as blisters and even skin cancer, whatever the type and color of the skin.
So, take advantage of the good weather and sunbathing to benefit from its virtues on general health and especially on your morale.