“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”- Helen Keller

Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without the sun Earth would just be a barren piece of land covered with dust and rock. Sun is seen as the symbol of LIGHT, as it provides energy to all living things.

The sun in the supreme sense signifies the Lord, because he appears as a sun to those in heaven who are in celestial love. The sun plays a very important role in the cycling of seasons, its warmth enables growth, sustains the existence of all living beings, and brings happiness, hope, festivities and prosperity to the people.

In the Literary World, sun is used in metaphors to show unconditional love and an eternal ray of hope.

Apart from being the symbol of illumination and aspiration, the sun also plays an important role in maintaining our health. Here are seven great reasons to go out and bask in the sun:

IMPROVES SLEEP- Research studies have shown that an hour in the morning sunlight can help you sleep better. Sunlight regulates our circadian rhythm by telling our body when to increase and decrease melatonin levels. 

REDUCE STRESS- Exposure to sunlight also triggers the release of Serotonin, which acts as a mood booster and keeps a person calm and composed.
HELPS IN BUILDING STRONG BONES-Sunlight helps our skin to create Vitamin D which helps in keeping our bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

Lack of Vitamin D levels in our body can cause disease such as osteoporosis and osteomalacia.

HELPS IN WEIGHT LOSS- Studies show that going out in the sun for 30 minutes between 8 am to 12pm can really help in keeping your weight in check.
STRENGTHENS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM- Vitamin D is also critical for your immune system, and with consistent exposure to sunlight, you can help strengthen it. 

IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION- Apart from making our bones strong, sunlight also spur nerve cell growth in the part of the brain which is responsible for forming, organizing and storing memories.

BOOST GROWTH IN CHILDREN-This is especially true in the case of infants. Studies reveal the amount of sun exposure in the first few months of a baby’s life has an effect on how tall the child grows.

Sunlight is essential for human health and well- being, and it can be our body’s best friend when our exposure under it is regulated.
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