All About The Power of Sunshine – Free Endorphins
Everyone delights in a bit of sun, isn’t it?
I discovered that when the light is shining outside, I wake up happy. It definitely has magical abilities. Even on my worst days, I feel a small bit better if I wake up to the sun shining through the curtains. Although it might not last long, it is comforting to know that the outside world is not as miserable as my mind is at that precise moment. And at least that’s something!
Use this free supply of serotonin and endorphin-boosting deliciousness as you shield yourself from the sun’s harmful rays with SPF to prevent any bad effects!
What are these Endorphins though? How do endorphins work? Your body releases endorphins as chemicals (hormones) in response to pain or stress. They are also released during enjoyable activities including sex, eating, massages, and exercise. Endorphins aid in pain relief, stress reduction, and overall well being.
Stress can be relieved and a sense of wellbeing can be produced by endorphins.
The body’s natural painkillers are called endorphins. In reaction to pain or stress, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland release endorphins, a class of peptide hormones that both reduce pain and produce a general sense of well-being. These hormones’ names are derived from the phrase “endogenous morphine.” They are called “endogenous” because our bodies create them. They imitate the effects of the opioid painkiller known as morphine.
There are over 20 distinct kinds of endorphins. The one linked to the runner’s high, beta-endorphin, is the most researched of them. Additionally, when we laugh, fall in love, walk in the sun, swim through fresh waters, or even just eat a delicious meal, endorphins are released.
Yesterday I went for a stroll in the sunshine; it was a little chilly in the shade. I nearly felt the racing thoughts go as I walked. That’s all the handy work of Endorphins.
The Advantages of Sunshine:
* Our immunological, respiratory, and skeletal systems all depend on vitamin D to operate properly, as well as our heart and blood vessels. Additionally, studies have shown that vitamin D may help treat depression by helping to regulate serotonin and calcium levels. According to certain research, those of us who have neurodivergent conditions like autism, ADHD, etc. may benefit from taking vitamin D.
* People who experience SAD, also known as “Winter-Pattern SAD” or “Winter-Depression,” which is a form of depression linked to the changing of the seasons (typically from Spring/Summer to Autumn/Winter), benefit greatly from sunny days.
While increasing and regulating that essential serotonin and boosting your endorphins at the same time, protect yourself appropriately with SPF and create enough shade.