Staying out under the sun for hours can make your skin burned. That’s the negative effect of sunlight. So what does the headline mean that it can help improve your health?
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Excellent Source of Vitamin D
The headline remains true. Exposure to sunlight can have some positive effect. This is a great natural source of vitamin D that is essential to the skin. Overexposure is when your skin begins to burn and give you awful blemishes or worse cancer, and that’s bad.
The problem with vitamin D deficiency is that it can give you lots of serious health problems. These include bone problems and osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Hence, this vitamin is important to have, and the sun is our best source of it.
The sun triggers a chemical called nitric oxide in the skin that reacts to blood vessels. This reduces the risk of blood clotting, high blood pressure, and poor blood circulation. Therefore, you can protect your heart by getting more sun, but not over-exposed.
Anti-Stress and Depression
Season can cause depression or stress in some people. This is a rare problem but can happen to anyone. But I think you’d agree that when there’s no sunshine, it seems like the whole environment is sad. It gives gloomy mood and makes you lazy. This can affect your energy, unlike when the sun is shining so bright, you can go out and have fun. But when there’s little sun, it makes you want to just sleep and won’t have any social or outdoor activities, and this can cause a big problem. People who usually suffer from seasonal depression are those from places where winter is rampant and little sunshine.
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In short, sunlight can be really good for your health. Just make sure you do not overexpose your skin to the UV rays that can cause serious problems later. A few hours a day and several times a week to go out shouldn’t be bad.
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