In recent years we have been bombarded with health information telling us to stay out of the sun as it causes skin cancer. While this is true for over-exposure some sunlight is vital to our health.
Sunlight causes the body to release serotonin which makes us feel good. People get depressed in the winter due to the lack of sunlight.
The sun also causes the body to produce vitamin D. This is essential for bone health. If you are not getting enough sun exposure you should take a supplement.
Research suggests the sun can be benefical for skin conditions such as acne and eczema and help those suffering from arthritis.
To gain benefits from sunlight your body must be exposed without suncream or other barriers to the sun for 15 minutes three times a week.
If you are staying in the sun for longer than 15 minutes you will need to use sunscreen. The sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm so if you are worried about its effects go out outside of these times.
A light box can help to regulate your mood through the winter months by mimicing the action of the sun.
If you are suffering from any kind of illness or pain sunlight will help you.
Let it shine!
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