Local experts say sunshine can improve mental health | WKBN.com

Monday’s warm weather was a nice escape from the cold and snow we’ve been experiencing and it can have positive effects on your mental health.

This feels like the first day in a while that we haven’t been bundled up in a winter coat, hat and mittens.

Locally, people have noticed a significant improvement in their mental health. We talked with experts who told us the sun and warmth is to thank for that.

Monday, Mill Creek Park was packed with people walking, running and shooting some hoops like Ronald Kerns.

He told us the sun is a blessing right now considering the recent weather and he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to soak it in.

“I love coming down here to the park. It’s just, like, so calm and you know, be one with nature and just get my thoughts together,” he said.

According to Dean Monteleone with Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers, natural sunshine and fresh air can work wonders for your sense of well-being.

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