LIGHT EXPOSURE - Gymophobics


It has long been accepted that getting sufficient sun shine is important to our mental health as it triggers the release of serotonin, a chemical that acts as an anti-depressant.

New studies now suggest that just 30 minutes of exposure to daylight will give most people a boost, even on colder days as the air temperature doesn’t matter; it’s the light exposure that we need!

A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry which analysed data from 64 studies, suggests that light exposure raised mood by an average of 53 percent in those with mild depression.

The only sad thing about this study is that it removes the necessity for a foreign holiday!