Vitamin D is a super mood booster
The sun is shinning from a clear blue ski and life seems so much better right? Most people love the sun, the warmth from the sun and all the pleasures there comes with the sun. Long sommer days with a nice summer breeze, the birds are chipping away and we feel so full of life. The pleasures of being outside in nature, enjoying the beach, reading a book in the garden. Yes so much feel-good in the summer time. People need sunlight on their skin to synthesise vitamin D and without the sun we have a tendency to become depressed and feel more moody. We need vitamin D in order to absorb calcium and vitamin D deficiency has been linked to various diseases such as cancer, weight gain and heart diseases.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is naturally obtained from very few food products, hence most vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure and fortified food products. Fish is one of the best sources of vitamin D and the flesh from fatty fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel and fish liver is some of the best sources from food, also a small amount of vitamin D is found in egg and mushrooms.
Not only does a walk outside in nature gives us vitamin D, it also gives us the opportunity to fill up our lungs with fresh air and move our body. Research has shown that spending time in fresh air surrounded by nature increase our energy with 90 percent, so instead of reaching for another cup of coffee to give you a little energy boost, get outside to energise. Spending a day in nature gives us a sense of vitality and we get more energy and feel healthier. Just a few moments outside regardless of the weather will change how we feel about ourselves and give us a natural boost of vitamin D.
If you are living in tropical weather it is important further to look after your skin as although the sun is good for us, exposure to the sun can as well cause more wrinkles and make our skin ageing faster, and contrary if you are living in the northern hemisphere, the cold and icy weather can dry out your skin. Being outside in any weather requires you to moisturise your skin with a lotion to protect your skin especially in the face and hands.
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Originally posted 2017-09-15 12:10:51.