Enjoying a ‘sun-break,’ and not a sun-bake, confers a host of benefits that you shouldn’t miss out on, particularly once winter starts to take hold. What’s all that sun doing for your bod? Here are a few of the good things that happen when you let the sun shine in – and tips on how to do it strategically and sensibly, of course.
Although irresponsible sunbathing is unquestionably harmful and precautions need to be taken, regular, moderate, unprotected sun exposure is essential for good health. It’s free, easy to come by and good for you when handled wisely. It’s also the only reliable way for your body to generate vitamin D, an essential ingredient for optimizing health and preventing disease.
For about the last 30 or so years, doctors (dermatologists in particular) have repeatedly told us that sun exposure is bad for us and causes cancer. But is that true? In the last few years, numerous studies have shown that modest exposure to sunlight may actually be good for you, helping the body produce the… Read more »