There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sunlight on your face and body.
I personally feel immensely energized when rays of sunlight are accompanying me on a walk or workout or even while running errands.
Not only does sunlight feel good, but also there are proven wellness benefits!
Let’s take a look at some of these.
During times of the year where sunlight is scarce, a type of condition called SAD (seasonal affective disorder) can cause what feels like depression. This is often linked to low levels of serotonin which is boosted by sunlight.
Seratonin is a chemical in your brain that can help with energy, positivity, focus and a general sense of calm.
Vitamin D is a key nutrient in your immune system, blood cells and bones. and created by your body when exposed to sunlight. It also helps with metabolizing minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
Your body has an internal clock known as circadian rhythm that is stimulated by light. Sunlight in the morning (before noon) has been shown to help with sleeping better at night.
As we age, our eyes are less able to take in light. This can create issues with being able to fall asleep. Taking in early morning light has been a way of assisting better sleep.
Scientists think the sun’s rays may shrink fat cells below your skin’s surface.
So, what’s the best way to maximize this?
Exposure to sunlight 20 to 30 minutes between 8 a.m. and 12 noon can make a difference.
Whenever possible, I like to get outside in the morning sun for a walk or to do some form of movement.
This single morning activity covers all the bases that help support:
If sunlight isn’t readily available, there’s still a way to get it which is portable and convenient. Getting simulated sunlight provides benefits of natural sun.
My go-to device during those times is this one.
I’m a big fan of Red Light Therapy. (RLT)
When I was researching healing methodologies for my book, Ancient Healing in a Modern World, I came across research on newer methodologies as well.
After years of extreme sports and personal training, my knees were shot. At one point, it hurt just walking down a flight of stairs; it felt like age was creeping up on me really fast, and I knew something had to be done.
I read extensive research on how RLT improves the health of joints in people with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee, which is exactly what my MRI said I had.
RLT is simple and painless, with no side effects, so I gave it a try.
The results were amazing.
Not only did my knees feel like they did 15 years ago, but my skin improved, as did my hair and my sleep.
That’s quite a return on effort!
Other studies also showed improvement with rheumatoid arthritis, healing of wounds and diminishing scars, along with preventing recurring cold sores from herpes simplex virus infections.
Having a Red Light Therapy device at home makes using it consistently very convenient. I use RLT every day. My choice for an in-home device is this device.
Remember that any serious condition, like psoriasis, arthritis, slow-healing wounds, or pain should be checked out by a doctor.
It’s super important to remember the power of personal energy.
I like to call this Heart Light. (Yes, definitely a nod to ET and the famous song).
Positive, uplifting energy within you and in others can be immensely healing. Laughter has been shown to effectively support our immune systems and even cure disease.
Surrounding yourself with people who have uplifting energy can make the world of difference in your wellness journey. I know it does for me!
To Your Best and Highest,