comprehensive list of benefits of sunlight pls?Watch
however I also have/had health anxiety so a health scare about lack of vitamin D causes cancer or osteoporosis even when young may just be the motivation I need to get outside before nightfall.
The sun is a primary source of vitamin D3, and whilst long-term sunlight exposure is known to be associated with skin cancer, aging, immune system suppression and cataracts, without it, you’re even more likely to develop cancers and other serious illnesses. Vitamin D deficiency plays a role in high rates of colon & breast cancer (Garland, University of California), as well as lowering the absorption rate of calcium, which can impact the likelyhood of bone. With more sunlight you’re also at a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Multiple scientific studies have said that those populations living further from the equator have a higher number of people who develop MS, especially if you live there before the age of 15. Sunlight’s also good if you’ve got psoriasis and skin conditions, helping up to clear problems like eczema – and people being encouraged to use sun beds in small doses to boost their exposure to UV light to help dry things up. There’s also been a lot of research on the link between sunlight and mood. One solid study found that sunlight actually increases levels of a natural antidepressant in the brain. On sunny days, the brain produces more of the mood-lifting chemical serotonin than on darker days, so if you get outside when it’s sunny, you’re more likely to feel better, sooner. Further to this, you’re also more likely to sleep betetr at night if you’ve been out in the sun, as your eyes fire messages to your brain when it sees sunlight, which stops the release of melatonin and prevents you getting sleepy. More exposure to sunlight equals less melatonin, which equals MORE melatonin naturally produced at night, which helps you sleep far better.