Sunlight in winters is very advantageous for the human body. As winters are nearing and I can bet on this that every one of us liked to be sun-kissed during winters. Winter sunlight has several benefits for both health and beauty. Just like flowers attract bees, lukewarm sun attracts us.
So, in this article we will be discussing the excellent benefits of Sunlight in winters:
In the human body, about 90% of vitamin D is provided by sunlight. It helps us to protect us from many diseases and has an anti-aging property. For a normal individual average time of 15 minutes under the winter sun is perfect for retaining its benefits.
Research conducted on UV rays of Sunlight at Southampton and Edinburgh confirmed that nitric oxide is released on exposure to UV rays. Nitric oxide is a protein that decreases the growth of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Vitamin D from sun’s exposure has antidepressant effects. The human body, when exposed to the winter sun, produces serotonin hormone that boosts mood and brings calmness. Many physiatrists also suggest patients stay under the sun for at least 20 minutes a day. Research held at the College of Sustainability Sciences and Humanities (of Zayad University) proved that “improve your vitamin D level, your mood will improve simultaneously.”
Lowers blood pressure:
As per a study held at Edinburgh, if you are blood pressure (high) patient then exposure to UV rays will help. Sitting under the sun just for 20 minutes has proved to lower the blood pressure level for the next hour.
As per a report by Health US news, going under the sun for 15-20 minutes regularly in the morning boosts the production of melatonin in the body. Melatonin is the hormone that promotes quality sleep and makes you drowsy at night/ dark places.
When and How to get sunlight exposure?
1.Try to get fresh sunlight before 10 am. Go for a morning walk for at least 15-20 minutes in open green areas.
2.If you stay in populated cities, you may enjoy your balcony while reading the newspaper with green tea!
3.Students who have direct sunlight on their study tables, you can utilize this time to study.
4.Sunlight not only affects the human body in a better way but also brings positivity in surrounding areas. Do not shut your windows and curtains till 10 am.
As too much exposure to sunlight may cause tanning. So to avoid getting tanned use sunscreen. According to scientific researches, the body starts burning after 20 minutes in sun and you get tan. Sunlight is very essential to the human body as it helps in lowering blood pressure, improves mood and immunity, induces quality sleep, anti-aging, and anti-depressant property, etc. Vitamin D of sunlight triggers the outer layer of skin and helps it to repair the damaged skin cells caused by too much sun’s exposure. To get the maximum benefit from sunlight stay outdoors at least for 15-20 minutes till 10 o’clock in the morning.