I woke up this morning feeling completely drained. Even though I take care of myself, this sometimes happens. As I collapsed in bed after the traditional morning routine (greeting everybody, lunchbox, breakfast, etc.) I could see a glimpse of sun behind the curtains: A blessing. Too tired to think about exercising, I decided on a bit of sun and gardening instead and soon felt better.

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Sunlight has many  beneficial effects: Lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, increases blood oxygenation, it even helps you shed weight and helps with depression; but the main benefit is vitamin D production, which is so important for calcium and phosphorous absorption, facilitates  normal immune system function as well as the growth and development of bones. Today many are deficient in vitamin D.

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Exposure to the sun should be done slowly and carefully to avoid sunburn. If you are not used to the sun, then your skin will be more sensitive to it. A daily dose of sun contributes to your overall health and wellbeing.

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Choose to be kind and grateful.

 

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