Autumn marks so many transitions—the weather cools, the leaves change color, we move our clocks forward (daylight savings time in North America), and we crave warm comforting crock pot meals. However, the fall season also has many healthy transitions in store for us as well.
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Here are eight ways that Autumn boosts our health and wellness…
1. An Extra Hour of Sunlight
Setting your clock an hour back is meant to make the most of sunlight. For many who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD), a form of depression that strikes during the colder, darker months, that extra hour of daylight can make a big difference. In fact, research from U.S. National Health Institutes claim that getting a mere 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight per day is adequate for replenishing the body’s needed vitamin D stores (it is called the “sunshine” vitamin) and to help combat SAD. So get outside and feel the sun on your skin.