Are you worried about the dangers of sun exposure? Most of us have been. In this article, I shall try to explain many benefits of Sun Exposure you've probably never heard of!
Humans have been playing in the sun for 200,000+ years, so scaring you with Lies about the dangers of sun exposure is bad. This article will give you the courage you need to start getting the healthy tan your body needs for optimal health.
1. Improves mental health
Sun exposure raises levels of Serotonin & Dopamine leading to improved mood. Sunlight deprivation can cause a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression common in the winter months. Aside from promoting bone health and regulating vital calcium levels, scientists have now linked vitamin D with a number of functions throughout the body, including the functioning of the brain.
2. Increases bone strength
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin formed during the process of Vitamin D manufacture when sunlight hits the skin. It regulates calcium absorption. When you have higher levels of vitamin D3 in your blood, you are at a lower risk of suffering fractures of virtually all types. On the other hand, lower levels of vitamin D3 in the blood are associated with a higher rate of all types of fractures. This is why sun exposure is especially important for bone health in older adults.
3. Improves sleep quality
When sunlight hits our eyes, a message is sent to the pineal gland in the brain, and the production of melatonin (a hormone that makes us drowsy and helps us sleep) is shut down until the sun goes down again. Ditch the sunglasses early in the morning when you wake up if possible so your body gets the message that it is day and triggers the pineal gland to stop releasing melatonin.
4. Heals some skin disorders
Sunlight promotes the healing of skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, jaundice, and other fungal skin infections.
5. Reduces risk of certain cancers
Vitamin D deficiency increases your risk of many cancers, especially breast and colon cancer.
6. Increases child height
This benefit is especially true for infants. Studies reveal the amount of sun exposure in the first few months of a baby’s life has an effect on how tall the child grows. Many cultures around the world recognize this fact and expose children to the mild sun to boost growth and height.
7. Improves immune function
Sun exposure can help suppress an overactive immune system, which could explain why sunlight is used to treat autoimmune diseases like psoriasis. And since white blood cells increase with sun exposure and they play a key role in fighting diseases and defending the body against infection, moderate sun exposure is very helpful for your immune system.
8. Decrease risk of autoimmune conditions
Sun exposure is known to prevent or decrease the severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Psoriasis
9. Improves wound healing
Sun exposure leads to the formation of HTH & other wound healing hormones. It improves metabolic syndrome & immunity, also leading to quicker wound healing.
10. Lowers blood pressure
A compound called Nitric Oxide (NO) that helps lower blood pressure is released into the blood vessels as soon as sunlight touches the skin. Sun exposure can not only improve health but also prolong life. That’s because the benefits of lower blood pressure include cutting the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
So if you want good health, stay in the Sun for at least 30 minutes each day. Wear minimum clothing & don't use sunscreen or sunglasses. The more skin you expose to the Sun, the more benefits you get. The best time to be in Sun, is when length of your shadow is as big as your height.