Why the key to weight loss is the SUN

Are you 100% happy with your weight?  You probably want to lose a few pounds and have tried everything out there, diets, pills, expensive fitness programs and miracle ingredients. Did you know the answer to your weight loss prayers lies in the sun? According to a study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, soaking up the sun for 30 minutes a day is all it takes to slim down.

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Scientists grouped 54, 30-year-old participants. They were given a wrist monitor and a journal. The monitor was used to record the amount of sun they received during the week the study lasted. In the journal they had to write the number of calories they ate during the day. It turned out that people who received more sun had a lower body mass index (BMI) than their counterparts. This is because the morning sun (8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.) has blue light.

Blue light is responsible for running the circadian rhythm or internal clock. Basically, people who were up early and out in the morning synchronized their bodies with the sun; they went to bed early and got more sleep. As you may know, sleep plays an important role in weight loss because helps our metabolism. This is why the sun is crucial to lose weight. 

The body needs sunlight to produce Vitamin D, of which many people have a deficiency. Vitamin D, scientist believes that this vitamin helps kick-start the metabolism in the morning. 

Spend more time outdoors to increase your natural supply of Vitamin D. This vitamin is the main source of calcium, which is good for our bones.

Take your coffee outside even if you’re in a rush to soak up that morning sun especially during the winter.

Don’t jump in the car right away, stand in the sun for a few minutes.

Go out for lunch, and if you brought lunch to the office, just take a stroll. The sun + walk will aid your weight loss efforts.

Remember, wear sunblock to protect your skin, and make sure to spend 30 minutes under the sun.

@MilePrinzi

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