3 WAYS THE SUN CAN BOOST YOUR HEALTH
Guys! Start using the sun as another vehicle of health just like you do your training, sleep and nutrition.
There are tonnes of benefits linked to the exposure of sunlight (not too much though) and I wanted to share the key ones with you today.
Now I kIf you guys recalled we had a lot of sunny (albeit cold) days last year but while the weather is still warm and the sun is still out keep this in the back of your mind.
In this installment of Monday's with Marco I want to teach you guys 3 reasons why I believe it's crucial you try to get at least 10-15 minutes of sunlight exposure a day - especially as we head into the colder months!
1. IT BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Here is an easy one to understand.
SUNLIGHT encourages the production of white blood cells, which helps to boost your immune system and fight infection.
Tip# Feeling a little run down after 3 hours in front of the computer? Maybe even a little light headed or sniffly? Take a walk outside WITHOUT your sun glasses ON.
2. You'll Feel More Energised From the Sun.
MELATONIN also regulates sleep, so having lower levels of this hormone in your body gives you more get up and go. This is why you need less sleep in summer but still feel livelier. Plus, being woken by natural light rather than an alarm clock helps you feel more positive.
Tip# Make your next training session an outdoor one and see how amazing you feel afterwards!
3. Boosts your Mood.
SUNSHINE boosts levels of serotonin - the body's natural happy hormone. That's why we tend to feel happier and more energetic when the sun shines. Regular sun can stave off moderate depression, particularly if combined with exercise, such as a walk in the park. It's also been shown that exercising outdoors creates more endorphins in the body than exercising indoors.
Tip# If you are feeling sad, disheartened or even depressed go out and get some sun! That or go and get a dog (i'm being serious) ;) ;)
You can also watch a youtube video I posted a few months ago for shift workers who are looking to improve their health in less than ideal circumstances!
In this video I explain the ways you should be eating if you are a shift worker and some strategies around better managing your health to ensure your longevity
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