A Touch of Sunshine

We can find numerous different types of medical data that talk about the effects that the sun can have on you. Most of the time they are conflicting and often create alot of confusion about whether being out the sun is actually good for you or not. Well here is some vital information about the sun that may hopefully clear that confusion for you.

This year, in most parts of the world the summer seems to be getting hotter than usual. The sun is out and people are taking their annual leave from work and schools, to go on holidays and spend time out by the beaches and pools. The one thing we absolutely should not ignore is the effects that the sun has on us while we are indulging in our little pleasures.

The sun is great to improve the energy levels in the body, especially to open and balance the solar plexus chakra. It is also quite beneficial for people who may be suffering from depression, anxiety and stress. The sun’s energy is very powerful as it can actually help you feel better, revived and refreshed. The energy of the sun has a regenerating effect on the body and skin and is great for healing ailments and diseases. As we are exposed to the rays of the sun, our body naturally starts producing Vitamin D which is also proven to be very beneficial for the body, primarily the bones.

Like all things, too much of anything is not good. As I mentioned the sun has regenerating effects so if you are constantly in the sun that regenerative trait has also been known to lead to certain cancers. It is also a good idea to use a nice sunblock on the face and body. The problem with sun exposure is the UV rays that emanates from the sun as it can be damaging for the skin, hair and nails, causing wrinkles, flakiness, redness, etc. Also, it may not be a good idea to directly expose your eyes to the sun, so please don’t step out without a comfortable pair of sunglasses to protect the eye area. The sun can also be quite dehydrating so make sure you drink plenty of water, it’s veryyyy important!!!

The bottom line… it’s ok to spend some time out doors as long as you do it in moderation and with the use of sunscreen. The sun is most strong between 12.00pm and 3.00pm so its best to avoid those times if possible.

Do keep these suggestions in mind and go out there and have fun in the sun!