Besides warming up or getting a tan, just why should we be inclined to get under the sun sometimes?
Here are a few benefits of sun exposure.
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system
- Improves digestion
- Aids in weight loss
- Balances blood pressure
- Regulates blood sugar
- Prevents anxiety and depression
- Helps kidneys function properly
- Increases the metabolism
- Aids in liver function
Sunlight helps prevent several ailments such as depression, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, seasonal affective disorder, and several cancers including, breast, prostate, stomach, bladder, and colon cancer. Ergosterol in the skin is converted into vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and also aids in moving calcium through cell walls. Including vitamin D in your diet helps to lesson the risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis.
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