Positive Effects of the Sun
Think the sun and tanning are bad? Well, think again. Tanning and sun exposure have been frowned upon for some time. Never do we hear anything positive about this matter, until now! Below are many of the wonderful services the sun and tanning have to offer, other than making you look GREAT.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT MODERATE SUNLIGHT EXPOSURE HAS NEVER BEEN LINKED TO SKIN CANCER. ONLY BURNING AND OVER EXPOSURE HAVE BEEN LINKED TO SKIN CANCER. PROPER EXPOSURE TIMES ARE VITAL FOR YOUR HEALTH AND CAN ALLOW YOU TO ENJOY THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE SUN WITHOUT RISKING YOUR HEALTH.
Vitamin D comes from the sun. Sunlight is the best and only natural source of Vitamin D, which assist in the absorption of calcium. This in turn helps form and maintain bone structure. Many studies now link Vitamin D deficiencies with significantly higher rates of many forms of cancer as well as heart disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Indoor tanner have a Vitamin D level about 90% higher than the general population.
Blood Pressure can be improved. Studies indicate that exposure to ultra-violet light is an effective tool for lowering elevated blood pressure. According to a recent study conducted at Tulane University, the heart became stronger and pumped more blood when the subjects were exposed to UV light.
Cholesterol levels can be reduced. Sunlight has been scientifically proven in numerous studies to reduce serum cholesterol levels. In a study conducted by The American Society for the study of Arteriosclerosis, 97% of the subjects had a 13% decrease in the level of cholesterol within two hours after the first exposure.
Heliotherapy is the treatment of disease by exposing the body to sunlight. Dermatologists use heliotherapy for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, and other skin disorders. It is a chiropractic treatment used for muscle stimulation and relaxation. Heliotherapy is the only known cure for Seasonal Affective Disorder, a cyclic mood disorder caused by sunlight deprivation during the fall and winter months, also known as “winter blues”.
Psoriasis treatment. Exposure to UV-light is commonly prescribed by the doctors to alleviate the unsightly appearance and discomfort of psoriasis. Some drugs have been developed to work in conjunction with the UV-light treatments. Those with psoriasis should consult their doctor before proceeding with any treatment.
With anything, tanning should be done in moderation. Over exposure could result in burning, but when done properly has many benefits. UV not only make you look great, but feel great too!!