Without the Sun there would be no life! A little bit of sun exposure a day is necessary for release of vital hormone – currently called Vitamin D. Unfortunately sun creams block the sun exposure to the skin which in turn interferes with release of this vital element.
Exposing some of your skin to sun rays in safe time during day, from around 9:00-11:00 in the morning and 15:00-17:00 for about 15 minutes to an hour (depending on your skin type and where you are on the Planet) without sun cream protection, can have many benefits to your health.
- Vitamin D regulates hunger hormones, therefore can help with weight loss.
- It slows down bone aging, strengthens immune system, supports fertility – increases sperm count in men, regulates sex hormones.
- It’s right amounts in the body speeds up recovery after workout, improves seizure control in epileptics.
- It prevents cancers and slows down production and spread of cancer cells.
Can you believe this!? It is lack of sun exposure, not the other way around that can cause major issues in the body.
Getting out in the Sun for safe amount of time has many other great benefits. It treats skin diseases. It was used as tuberculosis treatments before antibiotics were introduced. UV radiation enhances skin barrier functions. The good feeling you get after spending some time in the sun is related to rise of endorphins which naturally enhance your mood. This in turn can reduce blood pressure and prevent SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It regulates body temperature and odour. In addition, it will help you sleep better thanks to release of melatonin – hormone responsible for good night sleep.
Nature is best medicine. There are so many things that you can do out in the open, like go for a walk on the beach, workout or simply lie down on green grass and read a book while the birds around you sing their lovely songs! At the same time, you are getting healthier and happier. That’s certainly something I’d never say no to