Your first thinking about the sun might be about the harm it can cause. And too much of it can lead to a variety of serious health problems. However, little amounts, especially early in the day before the sun is at its brightest, can be beneficial in some unbelievable ways as documented in one WebMD publication....CONTINUE READING
1. Eye Health
Moderate exposure to sunlight throughout your life, particularly during your teen and young adult years, may reduce your chances of developing distance vision difficulties (nearsightedness). However, too much direct sunshine might cause damage to your eyes. It can cause impaired vision and increase the risk of cataracts.
2. Battles Jaundice In Newborns
Filtered sunlight can be used to treat a condition known as jaundice, which usually affects babies, in addition to various skin concerns. It occurs when the blood contains too much of the chemical bilirubin, which causes a baby’s skin to appear slightly yellow. Putting the baby in the sun behind a window (to block out the harmful rays) may help in the removal of bilirubin. Never leave a newborn outside in direct sunlight.
3. It Gives Vitamin D
UV rays from the sun aid in the production of this nutrient, which is essential for the health of your bones, blood cells, and immune system. It also aids in the absorption and utilization of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. While most individuals get enough vitamin D from the diet, children who don’t can develop rickets, which causes their bones to soften and weaken.
4. Helps To Lose Weight
Morning light also appears to help with weight loss. Between 8 a.m. and noon, you’ll need 20 to 30 minutes to see a difference, but the sooner you get it, the better it appears to work. Research asserts that the sun’s rays may cause fat cells beneath the skin’s surface to shrink. More sunlight means you’re probably doing more activity, which is beneficial in a variety of ways, including weight loss….CONTINUE READING