Health Benefits of Sunshine

The best-known benefit of sunlight is its ability to boost the body’s vitamin D supply; most cases of vitamin D deficiency are due to lack of outdoor sun exposure. Although most of the health-promoting benefits of sun exposure are thought to occur through vitamin D photosynthesis, there may be other health benefits that have gone largely overlooked in the debate over how much sun is needed for good health.

Here’s a free of cost, natural remedy to take care of your health :

  • Vitamin D3 – When sunlight hits our skin it begins to create vitamin D from our kidneys and liver. Just 20 to 30 minutes of sun exposure on your arms, face or legs a couple of times a week is all that is needed to create vitamin D. This vitamin is known as a pre-hormone and is vital for health.
  • Increase Mood – Seasonal Affective Disorder affects millions of people causing sadness and mild depression in the winter and mood increases in the summer months. There are many reasons for this but the main being sunlight increases serotonin which increases our feelings of well being. Spending a few minutes in direct sunlight can lift our mood, and give us more energy and increases our concentration.
  • Reduce Breast Cancer & Colon Cancer – Studies have shown a 60% drop in cancer rates for people with adequate vitamin D levels.
  • Improves Brain Function – The levels of vitamin D are in direct correlation with the mental cognitive function. The lower the levels of the vitamin the lower the brain functions. Sunlight helps stimulate the brain to organize and store memories.

The key to reaping the health benefits of sunlight while avoiding the risks is balance and moderation. It’s especially important to wear sunscreen or limit direct sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest. And while you’re out enjoying the sunshine, don’t forget sunglasses to protect
your eyes.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. I did not know it reduces breast cancer! That’s interesting. Thank you!

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    1. PB says:

      You are most welcome. We underestimate the importance of sunshine in our lives, infact we don’t pay attention to anything that comes for free.

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      1. That is such an unspoken truth. This is also why we’re destroying nature as time progresses.

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  2. inhiscare753 says:

    Thanks for sharing on this informative

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    1. PB says:

      You are most welcome. I am glad you liked the post. Sunlight and darkness trigger the release of hormones in your brain. Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.

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      1. inhiscare753 says:

        Exactly. It is so funny, I just had conversation on this with friends this weekend. 💜😊

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      2. PB says:

        Its all in the universe, the vibes 🙂

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      3. inhiscare753 says:

        This is so true.’😊

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  3. Sunshine… good for what ails ya!

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    1. PB says:

      Sunshine has many benefits. Sunlight can improve mood. Sunshine may prevent us from eating too much. Sunlight helps stimulate the body’s production of vitamin D. Sun can help clear up skin conditions like psoriasis. Sunshine may help maintain the efficiency of the human eye. Treat a burn.

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  4. Really informative. Thanks !!!

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    1. PB says:

      I am glad you liked it. So spend sometime in sun early morning sun today 🙂

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      1. It’s raining and raining in Mumbai since 4 months now. Waiting desperately for sunshine 😄

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      2. PB says:

        Hahahaha sending you sunshine from delhi 🙂

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    1. PB says:

      Yuppers our natural source to everything good.

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  5. Manic Sylph says:

    Very interesting and relevant information.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Ankur Mithal says:

    I believe the jury is out on the use of sunscreen. It is a chemical compound after all.

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    1. Garima says:

      But it is necessary I believe.

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  7. gpavants says:

    Hi Garima,

    I am now sitting in direct sunlight after 5PM after reading thus. 75% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient because they don’t get outside. Is that an issue in India as well?

    Gary

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Gary, the best sunlight for vitamin D is early morning. Try if you can catch that.

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  8. RPR says:

    It is a Good way to make people know what they are not using which is from them in free by nature. Nice one

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    1. Garima says:

      Yup free of cost

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  9. Jestine says:

    When does it get warm again in Australia ?
    It depends on where in Australia you are talking about.
    In the northern parts of Australia — Northern Territory, much of Queensland and the northern parts of West Australia it is warm to hot all year round.

    In the southern states it would be around late September or October when it starts to become warmer and is…
    show more probably when spring comes

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