Did you know that every living thing on the earth *except for some organisms under the sea that live in volcanic vents runs on sunlight?
Without the sun, almost every living thing would die from starvation. Literally, the energy the fuels life would have ceased and therefore so would life.
Unfortunately, the sun gets some bad press.
We are constantly told to stay out of the sun because its bad for us, but on the contrary. The sun is the thing that sustains us.
Interestingly, some people fall into depression at the same time every year during the winter season because they don’t get enough sunlight.
This is called seasonal affective disorder. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_affective_disorder
By extension, if we aren’t getting enough sun on a day to day basis this can drastically affect our mood… so make sure you get out there into the sun and get charged up!
Dec. 5, 2002 — A sunny day may do more than just boost your mood — it may increase levels of a natural antidepressant in the brain. A new study shows that the brain produces more of the mood-lifting chemical serotonin on sunny days than on darker days.
I like to step out of the office a few times during the day for a sunno (a really lame version of a smoko).
A sunno is basically 5 minutes soaking up sunlight.