As you might already know, our bodies and every other living organisms in this planet have a relationship with the sun, without it basically we wouldn’t exist.
Our current lifestyle (specially under lockdown conditions) prives us from cultivating a conscious relationship with this celestial body, causing us depression and even anxiety, the sun provides us of vitamins that our body needs, UV rays stimulate the production of Vitamin D, necessary to absorb the calcium to make our bones and teeth, 10 minutes of exposure to the sun, three times a week will keep your reserves of vitamin D.
The recommended daily amount of sun per day is around 10-45 minutes depending on the person, for example a person with darker skin will need much more time in the sun than a person with lighter skin. This guarantees us to meet the needs of vitamin D, knowing that its deficiency is related to almost all existing pathologies.
Sunbathing eases eczema and other skin conditions
It’s also the best ally for your skin but it’s important to make this practice conscious and in a safe way, so remember to always use the right UV protection, half an hour of sun exposure a day helps preventing and treating acne, eczema and other type of skin conditions, sunbathing properly it can also prevent the reproduction of cancer cells in the body.
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