A lot is said about spending too long in the sun and the potential harm it can do to your health but you don’t hear so much about the dangers of not getting enough natural light. Regular exposure to natural light can have fantastic effects on both physical and mental health. The following are some of the main benefits.
Natural light provides a lot in the way of nutrition to the human body. You may have heard that it’s helpful for the production of Vitamin C but less commonly known is that it also helps increase levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is vital for a healthy lifestyle as it reduces the risk of depression, helps the body to process other important vitamins and minerals and is widely believed to reduce the chance of contracting a number of different cancers.
Let the Light Shine In
Going outdoors and enjoying the sunshine is of course the best way to get your daily dose of natural light but this obviously isn’t always practical. That’s where we, as a company that specialises in UPVC doors, windows and conservatories come in. Fitting plenty of large windows in your home is a great way to increase your natural light intake.
This can be very important for keeping yourself and your family in good spirits during the winter months when there aren’t as many opportunities to get outdoors and the days are short. Sitting in a nice large bay window soaking up some light could be just what the doctor ordered for dealing with those winter blues.