Vitamin D is important for our health, and while a supplement exists, we recommend going for the most natural version – which in this case is sun exposure.
Here is why sunlight is important:
- Helps Curb Depression: There’s a reason more people get depressed during the dark, cold, winter months. Exposure to sunlight helps boost our mood because it stimulates the synthesis of feel-good hormones endorphins.
- Helps us Sleep: Exposure to sunlight during the day helps us sleep better at night because it increases the production of melatonin during the night, which is our bodies natural sleep hormone.
- Aids in the Absorption of Vitamin D: The sun prevents rachitis in both children and adults and osteoporosis in elders because the skin synthesizes vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, which makes possible calcium absorption in the intestine, helping the organism grow strong bones.
- Helps Protect Against certain Cancers: Regular and controlled exposure to the sun has a preventive effect against cancer of colon, breast, leukemia and lymphomas. Vitamin D, through sunlight, and some related compounds impede the development of some cancer cells.
- Strengthens your Heart: Exposure to the sun strengthens the cardiovascular system. Blood circulation is improved, the pulse, arterial pressure, moderately high glycemic and cholesterol levels can be normalized.
- Good for your Liver: Sun rays are an effective treatment against jaundice because the sun improves liver function.
- Help your Kidneys: Being in the sun and sweating helps eliminate toxins through your skin, which helps your body with its liver functions.
- Increases Metabolism: The sun improves thyroid function, which is directly tied to metabolism.
- Sunlight is a Natural Anti-Microbial: Which is why you can put household items such as carpet, blankets, pillows out in the sun to kill microbes.
Health Fitness Revolution always aims at proving you the best health information available, but we always urge you to follow our suggestions in the safest way possible – so limit your exposure to 20 minutes of direct sunlight and always wear sunscreen!