Nothing like a little vitamin D

21 Mar

The weather these past few weeks has been off. Living in Northeast Ohio, I’m no stranger to weird weather –but 80 degrees in March? Normally I’m bundled up in sweaters, and this week I broke out sandals and shorts.

You won’t find this girl complaining. Bike rides in the evening and walks during lunch hour are making for a great start to spring. The birds are out, the flowers are blooming and the once gloomy landscape is starting to come alive again. My spirits are also picking up, and I know it has something to do with the extra sunshine.

During winter, it’s much harder to produce vitamin D due to the lack of sunlight. When the sun’s ultraviolet-B rays hit the skin, a reaction takes place that enables skin cells to manufacture vitamin D. Vitamin D helps us release endorphins, and endorphins make you feel happy.

Even with a busy work schedule and life’s other stresses, I can’t help but feel happy and energized. It really is true what my parents used to say: a little sun will do you some good.

images via 1, 2, 3

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2 Responses to “Nothing like a little vitamin D”

  1. Uncle Bob 03/21/2012 at 8:14 pm #

    :-( Here I am paying these high California taxes and we are barely making it into the 60’s. Enjoy and I hope it lasts all summer!! Ur Unc

    • The Wild Child 03/21/2012 at 8:21 pm #

      Your warm weather will eventually come :-) I wish it would last all summer, but I have a feeling we’ll have some more cool weather coming our way. I’m going to soak up the sun while it lasts!

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