Sun exposure is considered harmful for skin. But did you know our bodies need natural sunlight to synthesize adequate amounts of vitamin D in order to keep our bones strong and healthy, as well as support the immune system. Researchers are showing more evidence between vitamin D deficiency and obesity, insulin resistance, heart disease, certain cancers, and depression.
We know that over exposure to the sun is bad for us. But what we are emphasizing is that the early morning rays of the sun are great for you. And especially if it can also help you lose weight then why not get out and soak some early morning sun.
A recent study from Northwestern Medicine has found out that timing, intensity and duration of your light exposure during the day is linked to weight. In this study, researchers have found out that daily exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning can bring about a significantly lower BMI as compared to those who had light exposure later in the day. The researchers commented that this finding was independent of physical activity, caloric intake, sleep, age or season. Thus if you want to lose weight, you should aim to get more bright light between 8AM and noontime.
Besides this regular sunlight exposure can naturally increase the serotonin levels in your body, making you more active and alert.
One simple habit can have so many health benefits. All you have to do is get out get some sun and start losing weight.