Walking on Sunshine

Posted: June 15th, 2018

You know that first spring day when you can finally feel the warmth of the sunlight after missing it for months. Is your mood not instantly lifted?

Studies have shown that the sun affects the hormone levels in your brain, which affect your mood. When you are exposed to sunlight, the hormone, serotonin is released in your brain which can make you feel calm, focused, and overall happier. Good news! Soap Lake, Washington averages 320 days of sunlight a year making it a very sunny, happy place!

In addition to a mood booster, sunlight is also said to have positive health effects. When the body is exposed to the UV-B radiation from the sun, the skin makes Vitamin D, which improves bone strength and reduces the risk of rickets, osteoporosis, and osteomalacia. According to the World Health Organization, sun exposure might also help treat some skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, jaundice, and acne.

So, not only does Soap Lake offer healing through the lake's water, it also is a great place to soak up some summer rays! Of course all good things must come in moderation, so make sure to bring sunscreen to your Soap Lake getaway!

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