PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s hard to believe in a change of weather in just a week, and did you know that sun and heat are good for your health?
“The sun signals our body to produce more serotonin, which is a natural antidepressant,” said Dr. Alison Bashi of New Directions Counseling. “The sun also encourages our body to produce less stress hormone. Because of this, we tend to feel more relaxed and less stressful when the weather is warm and sunny.”
Dr Bashe said the sun also makes us more alert and alive. Warm air, she said, is good for our heart and lungs and lowers blood pressure.
So Dr. Bashe has a prescription at no extra charge.
“I highly recommend you go out and get vitamin D.”