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.
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- 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