Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. We are here to provide comprehensive care to all of our patients using group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.
Time spent outdoors does the body, and the mind, “good” for a number of reasons. The production of Vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, is one of the key benefits from exposure to the sun when you’re hanging out outside.
Vitamin D brings a variety of health benefits, both mental and physical. Physical benefits include the strengthening of your bones, teeth, immune system, brain, and nervous system.
Aside from improving your physical well-being, vitamin D is also shown to boost your mood and improve your mental health by fighting off the symptoms of depression. It is also believed to help with the improvement of cognitive abilities.
Not only does being outdoors increase your body’s vitamin D supply, which can, in turn, improve your mood, time spent outdoors also encourages other activities that can benefit your mental and physical well-being as well, such as exercise, meditation, and socializing with friends and pets.
So, if you’re looking for a boost, step outside and soak up the sun!
For psychiatrists in the Augusta County, VA area, give us a call at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine.