Wellness

Could sunlight be the secret?

More sunlight in your daily routine may improve your mood, cause you to be more engaging at work, produce clearer thinking and make you more positive and productive.

Cornell University researchers found that acute care nurses exposed to more sunlight at work were happier, laughed more, had lower blood pressure and were more effective in caring for patients than those who were not exposed to as much sunlight.

For people with high-stress jobs, communication and laughter are important coping mechanisms and attribute to better work performance.

Seek the sun! Researchers believe the benefits of sunlight will accrue to employees in any job setting.

Source: UTEAP FrontLine Employee (September 2014)

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