Let’s talk being in the real world as opposed to cooped up inside. We all enjoy the summer and heat, but are we generally getting a sufficient amount of sunlight and spending enough time in our green earth?
I love being outdoors and in the sunshine, it’s where I am happiest. I simply enjoy a leisurely walk in the park.
Our sensory system was developed in the natural world. Us humans are wired to be outdoors. The frontal lobe in the brain deactivates when we are in the outside world and disengages from the modern lifestyle that we live. Our brain relaxes when we are outside because the things that we experience when we are outdoors are what we are designed to hear, smell and see.
On top of this Sunlight provides us with vitamin D which is essential for helping our bone strength. Calcium helps to build our bones but vitamin D helps the body to absorb the calcium properly.
Sunlight also increases the brains release of serotonin which is mood boosting. If we aren’t exposed to enough sunlight serotonin levels can fall and can cause depression within seasonal patterns.
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been replaced, so next time take a minute to stand outside, look at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.