Let’s be honest, in our listings we mention natural light A LOT whenever we know a house features great windows throughout. Well this article proves just how important it is to have access to those warm rays. Check out the info below to see why we literally are obsessed with that beautiful sunshine.
Of course using natural light instead of artificial light reduces energy consumption and lowers your electricity bill. But did you know how important natural light is important to your productivity and overall health? Check out all the benefits of seeking sunlight instead of flipping on the light switch.
Natural light boosts your body’s vitamin D storage
Vitamin D is important forabsorbing calcium and promoting bone growth, as well as helping prevent certain types of cancers, heart disease, depression and weight gain. Yet, many Americans have a vitamin D deficiency due to a lack of outdoor sun exposure. So get outside since scientists suggest that Vitamin D may be helpful in treatingmany different disorders and diseases, such as autism, cancer, diabetes, chronic pain and depression.
Natural light leads to higher productivity
A study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologyfound that employees working in natural light recorded higher levels of energy than those working under artificial light. Another studyshowed 40 percent higher sales at checkout counters located beneath skylights. This data confirms what many studies have shown: natural light leads to enhanced productivity.
Natural light benefits vision
Computer screens, smart phones and florescent light can cause eye strain that can lead to permanent eye damage. Natural lighthas been shown tolower the risk of nearsightedness in children and young adults by helping the eye produce dopamine, which aids in healthy eye development.
Did you know that there is a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which affects many people in the winter when they do not receive enough sunlight? Scientists believe that the “happy” hormone called serotonin increases when nights are short and days are long. In fact,many psychiatrists recommendthat people get out in the sunlight for at least 30 minutes a day to help prevent or treat depression.
So, put on some sunscreen, go outside and enjoy some sunshine. Your body will thank you.
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