July 19, 2023
Have Fun and Stay Safe This Summer
FORT STEWART, Ga —
Spending time outside in the sun can help improve your mental and physical health. The sun can boost serotonin in the brain providing you with energy, a state of calmness, and help with being focused. The sun also tells our bodies when to increase and decrease melatonin, so the more time in the sun, the greater the production of melatonin at night to help improve the quality of sleep. The Ultraviolet rays that come from the sun help also stimulate the production of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps our body fight disease by boosting our immune system, improve our mental health, as well as promoting bone health. It can also lower the risk of having diabetes and high blood pressure. Vitamin D not only can come from the sun but also can be received through your diet such as fish, cereals, juices, dairy, and egg yolks. However, while being outdoors there are also precautions to take for protection.