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Soak up the sun responsibly!


     Sun exposure: healthy or damaging? New discoveries reveal that sunlight is an essential part of our health. Moderation is the key. Manage the time you spend in the sun.

     For a long time many people thought the more SPF you slathered on, the better. Sun exposure is a tricky topic because you can’t have too much, but you need to have enough. Once you learn to soak up the sun responsibly you can enjoy your daily dose of vitamin D without jeopardizing your health. Studies have shown that a reasonable amount of sun every day may reduce your risk of several cancers and other serious health conditions. This is all thanks to vitamin D, which is made by our bodies when our skin absorbs UVB rays. People receive about 90 to 95 percent of their vitamin D from the sun.

 Of course, you can also get vitamin D from foods such as:

Salmon

Tuna

Eggs

Milk

Fortified cereals

      The best way to absorb vitamin D is to spend some guilt-free time under the sun. Here are some ways sunbathing for a few minutes every day will make you a healthier Blissful Belle:

1. Prevents excessive eating:

Vitamin D creates high levels of serotonin in the body. It also suppresses the appetite, so you will eat less in warmer weather.

2. Helps with many skin conditions:

Although the sun is linked to skin cancer, it turns out exposure to the sun helps heal skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Regular controlled sun exposure is often prescribed for individuals with skin conditions.

3. One big ball of energy:

Sunlight reduces melatonin, and having lower levels of this hormone gives you energy. Sunshine gives you energy because you’re getting vitamin D, and vitamin D can help boost your mood and mental performance.Take just 10 to 15 minutes to step outside for some fresh air and sunshine and you’ll go back to work feeling refreshed.

4.Helps prevent Multiple Sclerosis :

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that leads to tremors and even paralysis. The cause is not known, but scientists have noted that exposure to sunlight in childhood appears to dramatically reduce the risk of developing this disease in later life. Scientists have also noted that the incidence of Multiple sclerosis is lower in sunnier countries.

5. Say, SUNSHINE!

Sunshine boosts levels of serotonin which is the body’s natural happy hormone. That’s why we tend to feel happier and more energetic when the sun shines. Regular sun exposure prevents depression, particularly if combined with exercise, such as a walk in the park. It’s also been shown that exercising outdoors creates more endorphins in the body than exercising indoors.

     The human body needs sunlight to work efficiently. Humans evolved under natural sunlight, so it makes sense that natural sunlight is necessary for adequate health.

 

While you are enjoying the sun, don’t forget to…

Drink a lot of water

Protect your eyes, wear sunglasses

Wear a hat

     Step outside whenever you can, and start enjoying more sunlight! Not only will it give you a great tan but it will give you more health benefits than any Vitamin D supplement. We are putting our health at risk because we spend too little time in the sun. Vitamin D is produced naturally when the skin is exposed to sunlight, and it plays a key role in strengthening bones. So bask in the sunlight in moderation and soak up some natural vitamin D.

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One comment on “Soak up the sun responsibly!

  1. Ben Rakoffler
    November 14, 2011

    $author you have awesome blog

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