March 22, 2016 admin

Spring is here, and that means more sunlight! Who doesn’t like more sunlight? The sun actually offers more than warmth and tan skin. Sunlight in proper amounts can result in many health benefits. If you needed any more excuses to get outside this spring, here are 10 reasons why you need to soak up the sun.

Strengthens your immune system

Vitamin D is needed for optimal immune system health by supporting the T cells that fight against infections.

Boosts your mood

Sunlight makes your body release serotonin, which helps increase your mood and happiness. Lack of sunlight can create depression-like symptoms. Getting out in the sun will help prevent and reduce depression.

Relieves body aches

Is your body sore from something? Lay out in the sun for a while. Vitamin D has some anti-inflammatory effects that will soothe your aches.

Increases bone health

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which helps prevent fractures or issues like osteoporosis.

Promotes weight loss

If you are out in the sun, you are most likely doing something active, which is great! The serotonin from sunlight also reduces hunger cravings. Being out in the sun means you are out of the house and being active too. So if you ever need a mood booster, go for a run in the sun!

Results in better sleep

Have you ever spent the whole day outside? The sun really takes the energy out of you, doesn’t it? Being out in the sun during the day helps your body develop a natural circadian rhythm (when it is daytime and when it is night time).

Lower blood pressure

The vitamin D from the sun improves your circulation, which lowers your blood pressure. This is why laying out in the sun seems so relaxing!

Helps with eye health

Your eyes need vitamin D, it reduces your chances of getting macular degeneration. Always remember to wear sunglasses with proper UV protection too.

Helps with skin conditions

Acne, psoriasis, and eczema conditions can be reduced by appropriate amounts of sunlight. Be very careful not to let your skin burn. Wear the proper SPF level for your skin and apply it regularly.

Fights against Vitamin D Deficiency

Getting some sunlight every day (or at least the days it is possible) can greatly benefit you. Vitamin D deficiency can increase your risk of diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive issues (like dementia).

You can soak up the sun and get your daily vitamin D on Arcade Apartment’s rooftop deck. Our deck has an amazing view of the St. Louis Gateway Arch and the surrounding downtown area. Find out more about our luxury apartments and other Arcade Apartment amenities by calling 855-542-4901.