That summer sun

sunflower during sunset
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Something is very restorative, healing, mesmerizing about the warmth of the sun flooding everything with fresh light. I have felt more alive as the days have grown longer, and the sun has been shining bright.

Sunlight is so important to our health, whether physical or mental. The abundance of vitamin d that is so needed, especially for those of us who live in the dark dreary northern winters where sunshine is veiled in thick clouds and gray sky. I have heard for years that morning sunshine is beneficial for improving sleep patterns, but here are a few things that i also discovered:

  • Sunlight actually kills bacteria
  • Exposure to sunlight strengthens your bones
  • Sunlight reduces high blood pressure

so today, even if for a quick 5 minutes take a walk outside, and soak in the sun. Your body and mind will thank you for it.