Study: Sunlight Lowers Blood Pressure (Video)

By Susan Scutti
Susan Scutti
Susan Scutti
April 3, 2014 Updated: April 3, 2014

Scottish researchers believe that one of the reasons sunlight feels so good is that it lowers your blood pressure.

Could You Lower Your BMI By Early Sunbathing? Bright Morning Light Linked To Greater Energy Use, Weight Loss

Pssst… wanna lose a few pounds? Get yourself out of bed as early as possible and bathe in the morning light for 20 to 30 minutes. Sure, you’re thinking, another ridiculous weight loss tip! But this one, believe it or not, is backed by science.

A new study from Northwestern University finds that the timing, intensity, and duration of your daily light exposure is linked to your weight. In fact, the researchers discovered that participants who had most of their exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day.

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