Sunlight, Law of Health #4

If you exercise (Law of Health #2) outdoors, you can get sunlight! At least on days that are not cloudy, overcast, rainy, or snowy. What are the benefits of sunlight?

For  young, healthy adults, spending 15-20 minutes in the sunshine causes the body to create as much as 10,000 IU (international units) of vitamin D. And it is an established fact that low vitamin D increases risk for diabetes. As we age, however, the body gradually loses its ability to make vitamin D from sunlight. So most of us need to supplement with vitamin D3. Talk to your doctor about getting a blood test for vitamin D deficiency. Then they can give you suggestions on how much vitamin D3 you need.

Another very important reason to get sunlight is to help establish your circadian rhythm. Health author and podcaster Jimmy Moore recommends spending 15-20 minutes in the early morning sunshine, another session at noon, and again in the late afternoon. There are scientific reasons why sunlight helps correct and maintain circadian rhythm.

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