Soaking up some morning sun is a good idea health-wise. Simply because, the precursors of Vitamin D — that is, molecules that produce the vitamin present in your skin are activated by the sun.
Weak bones, lack of calcium and various skin and hair issues are triggered by Vitamin D deficiency. In urban India, the problem has reached epidemic proportions as people are indoors most of the times. Hair loss, proximal muscle pain and aching joints and bones are some of its major symptoms. Patients to sit under the sun for five-ten minutes in the morning. Here, we are not talking about the scorching summer heat
Skin Specialist Nikita Karla says, “People lack Vitamin D and so are dealing with skin and other health-related issues. It is abundantly available in the early morning sun rays. All you need is just a few minutes to get drenched in the sun to metabolize your body and give yourself the gift of health.”
So,what are the benefits of Sunbathing? Let us find out
Improves bone health
Vitamin D plays a big role here, as it helps in better absorption of calcium in the body, and makes your bones stronger than ever
Keeps blood pressure in check
A sunbath helps in activating the nitric oxide that is found in the topmost layer of the skin. It helps to improve the blood circulation by widening the blood vessels. This helps to keep your blood pressure in check.
It induces sleep
If you are suffering from insomnia, then try subnbathing. Bathing in the sun helps in the production of melatonin that helps to improve the quality of the sleep.
It helps to boost immunity
As sunlight is an age-old method to treat autoimmune diseases, it is great to boost your body’s immune system.
It keeps diabetes in check
This is due to the presence of vitamin D, which is perennial in the production of insulin in the body. This can help to avoid or control diabetes.
It helps in fighting depression as well
Taking a sunbath can allievate your mood, especially during the winter season, when the signs of seasonal affective disorder are witnessed.
Keeps your eyes in good shape
Vitamin D is also known as the vision vitamin. But you don’t have to stare at the sun for better vision. Just stand in the sun for 15 minutes and that’s
According to Livestrong.com, lack of sunlight can result in depression which can affect your appetite. They also explain, hunger is controlled by a part of your brain called the hypothalamus (it works with serotonin and helps relieve hunger). Lack of sunlight causes a drop in serotonin levels, which can result in the feeling of fullness not being achieved. Therefore, exposure to sunlight will help you control your appetite
Bonus: Sunlight also increases your activity level. As the weather gets warmer there are more outdoor activities to participate in.
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