The sun is a source of energy that goes far beyond tanning. In fact, beyond the holiday period, it is important to look for daylight even at home or nearby. Trying to spend as much time as possible outside, at least in the summer, is key.
It is also important to consider the exposure of the house to the sun and keep the shutters open as long as possible to let in the light even if often, to avoid the scorching heat, we tend to close in the central hours of the day. And it is understandable. But at least until 11am and after 5pm, we can look for exposure to natural light. And science says so because the benefits are different.
Not just tanning, let’s find out what are the benefits of the sun on our health
The sun gives energy, vitality and a positive spirit. Specifically, the cause of many physical and psychological disorders can also derive from little exposure to the sun. It is no coincidence that each of us spends several hours indoors.
According to data from a survey by a well-known international research company, we spend about 22 hours a day in closed spaces and this data concerns 90% of the population examined.
Scientific studies on the benefits of the sun are different but often little disclosed if we think that the only obsession associated with the sun often concerns tanning.
First of all, it benefits the health of the body because sunlight activates the production of vitamin D, which is very important for bone health.
A deficiency of this vitamin in children leads to rickets and degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis in adults. In addition, vitamin D regulates phosphorus levels and improves the immune system.
Proper exposure respectful of times and levels of protection from UV rays also means counteracting some skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, jaundice, acne and some types of dermatitis.
The sun also stimulates the release of serotonin, which is the hormone related to mood and concentration. In fact, a very low exposure, and persistent over time, can be a contributing cause or in any case negatively affect some forms of depression.
So not just tanning, let’s find out what are the benefits of the sun on our health and we take into account that according to several studies there would be benefits from sun exposure even in patients with Alzheimer’s. Obviously we are talking about benefits and not therapy for a disease that must be followed carefully and in line with conventional medicine.
Indeed, natural light improves the sleep-wake balance. So the reasons for looking for light are different to the point that even if we do not have the opportunity to be at the beach lying on a deckchair, we can commit ourselves to looking for spaces and moments to spend outdoors.
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