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.


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.


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.


Choose to be kind and grateful.


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