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Day 23: Sunlight

It might feel like quite a long time ago that we were soaking up the rays of sunshine over summer, but we should be getting outside and exposing ourselves to daylight every day as much as we can.

Boosting our Vitamin D supplies is one of the main benefits of exposure to sunlight and Vitamin D helps boost immune function and calcium metabolism (for healthy bones).

You may have also heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as ‘seasonal depression’ and has been linked to reduced sunlight exposure.¬†A lack of sunlight¬†might stop a part of the brain called the hypothalamus working affectively. This can affect the production of melatonin, making us feel more sleepy, the production of serotonin, which affects our mood and also influences our body clock, which influences sleep.

Let us know what you have done today or plan to do tomorrow to get your daylight fix!

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