Over the last few days we've been blessed with some 'perfect' weather in the upstate New York area. With temperatures in the mid to upper 70's, a blue clear sky and abundant sunshine, it's no wonder everyone seems to be in a great mood.

Is it just coincidence, or are people really in a better mood when the sun is shining? According to these three sources, there could be a reason people are in a better mood when the sun is shining! Of course, John Denver always knew that people were more happy in the sun with his 1974 hit 'Sunshine On My Shoulders.'

According to Healthier House

The truth of the matter is that we all need to get some exposure to the sun and preferably daily to enable our bodies to manufacture our daily needs of vitamin D. Without this vital vitamin we risk a whole range of health problems from brittle bones to kidney stones through the resultant lack of ability to absorb calcium properly. More interestingly, recent studies have revealed that lack of this vitamin is linked with obesity, so it makes pretty cool weight loss tips to ensure you get your full daily quota of sunshine to produce all the vitamin D that you will need to help you stay slim.


According to YouQueen.com

One of the greatest health benefits of sunshine lays in its ability to sooth our nerves and enhance our mood. It can have positive effects on our mind and lift up our spirits, while fighting depression and promoting calmness. All in all, sunshine can cheer us up!

Sunshine, in fact, cures a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), caused by decreased sunlight in the winter months.

Sunshine is known to increase serotonin levels in the brain. Decreased winter sunlight may instead lead to depression, for it makes our body produce twice as less serotonin compared to summer sunlight. Sunlight therapy has therefore shown to be the only efficient treatment for people affected by SAD.


Getting some sun tends to help clear up different skin diseases such as acne, boils, athletes foot, diaper rash, psoriasis, and eczema.

Another of the main benefits of sunlight is that it stimulates your appetite and improves your digestion, elimination, and metabolism.

Getting your daily dose of sunshine will enhance your immune system. It increases the number of white blood cells in your blood. It also helps them to be better fighters in their mission to destroy germs.

Sunshine encourages healthy circulation. It also stimulates the production of more red blood cells which increases the amount of oxygen in your blood.

Sunlight is one of the most effective healing agents that exists.