As spring has finally arrived and summer is making its way, we’re beginning to spend more of our time outdoors. With days of endless sun on its way, we thought it would be a great idea to look into the health benefits of moderate sun exposure. It is true that sun exposure is of great value to your health if done moderately and accompanied by regular use of sunscreen. Below we point out four benefits of moderate sun exposure.
Sun exposure strengthens your bones:
Vitamin D simulates absorption of bone-strengthening calcium and phosphorus. However according to recent studies, vitamin D3, a fat soluble vitamin, is formed when the sun hits the skin. When this vitamin is in your blood, the chances of suffering from a fracture of any kind are significantly lowered and this is of great importance to maturing adults.
Brain function is improved:
Today, a significant number of studies show that moderate exposure to the sun can help encourage nerve cell growth in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that assists in the formation and storing of memories. Thus, the more that someone is behind closed walls for a longer period of time, the higher their chances are of becoming forgetful.
Sun exposure helps mild depression:
Have you ever heard of seasonal depression? Seasonal depression is caused by the lack of sunlight and often develops during the winter months. With the Canadian winters, seasonal depression has become an issue familiar to too many. The sun produces Serotonin which is a mood-lifting chemical. Thus, the slightest amount of time spent in the sun can assist in the elevation of your mood.
The sun is a healing agent for some skin disorders:
The sun acts as a healing agent for acne, psoriasis, eczema, jaundice and many other skin disorders. According to a study discussed in an article by David K. William on lifehack.org, a four-week outdoor sunbathing therapy was successfully used to significantly clear symptoms of psoriasis in 84% of subjects. However, if you are to use the sun as a healing agent for skin, you must ensure that you are doing it both under moderation and medical supervision. Don’t overdo it or else the benefits will turn into consequences. Moderation really is key here.
Soak in the sun at our Nordic day spa:
Come and soak in those sun rays as you envelop yourself in the sensations of utter relaxation that our Nordic Spa provides. Call us at 1 800 279-7679 (Montreal: 514-316-7808) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.