10 sunniest cities in the US • Earth.com

Last update: July 16th, 2019 at 2:00 am

Although the therapeutic value of sunlight exposure is often overshadowed by its harmful risks, the health benefits of the sun are actually incredible. Sunlight therapy, or heliotherapy, has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks.

Ultraviolet rays from the sun help create Vitamin D which promotes bone health, fights cancer, and protects brain health. Sunlight also helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cures depression, and builds up the body’s immunity.

As we approach the official start of winter, the sunny days of summer start to seem like a distant dream. But there are some places in the country where the sun shines nearly all of the time. If you are feeling inspired to escape dreary winter weather, here are the top ten cities in the United States where sunshine is the most abundant.

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