8 Health Benefits of Sunshine
By Patti Sunio
Living in a tropical country like ours might make one prone to hating the sun (and all its scorching glory!), but remember that adequate sun exposure can actually benefit our health more than we know.
Here are 8 advantages of sunshine:
KILLS BAD BACTERIA
More than letting light in to wake you up, there’s more reason why you should leave your bedroom windows open and let the sunshine in. The sun’s rays kills the germs and bad bacteria on your bed, and elsewhere in your room. It’s also why you should let your clothes hang under the sun a bit longer—so it smells cleaner, fresher, and germ-free!
TREATS SKIN DISORDERS
Sunlight is so much a powerful agent that it can actually help heal serious skin disorders, such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, and other fungal infections. The sun’s rays helps disinfect wounds and even heal your skin.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Exposure to sunlight can help lower your blood pressure, which, in turn, also lowers your risk of getting a heart attack, kidney disease, or stroke. It is believed that even minimal exposure to sunlight (e.g. 30 minutes!) is enough to already better your health.
HELPS OXYGEN CIRCULATION
Sunlight helps your body deliver more oxygen content to your blood, which is a benefit you usually get only after exercising. Sunlight exposure also improves overall health, stamina, fitness, and muscular development.