The debate on whether the sun is a friend or a foe is ongoing. Most people are perhaps a little too fearful of sun exposure given its ties to skin cancer and premature aging. However, it is also true-though not as often conceded that the sun has numerous health benefits which go beyond vitamin D. It is a well-known fact that the sun is good for the spirit and the body, both stimulating and relaxing. Even if it is true that excess sun exposure can cause health problems, the sun also has many benefits that give us a thousand reasons to appreciate it. Here is a list of a few of them:
Good for the spirit…but not only!
The sun is good for health. Yes, but how? In fact, according to scientific research, light play the largest role in setting our circadian biological clock. It regulates our sleep and our mood. Irregular light exposure affects the circadian rhythms and may cause depression. Thus, you have all the reasons in the world to enjoy the sun when it should and how it should.
Still, according to researchers, the sun is also good for bones. Yes, you did hear right … the bones! In fact, the rays of the sun facilitate the synthesizing process of vitamin D by the epidermis. In fact, this vitamin allows the body to build solid bones. In addition, vitamin D prevents osteoporosis by fixing calcium on the bones.
Health is wealth
The vitamin D made by our skin through the UV rays boosts our immune system. This vitamin strengthen the immune system and allows us to better fight against autoimmune diseases or viral and bacterial infections. Vitamin D produced by the sun prevents some types of cancers, cardiovascular or psychiatric disorders. Some experts also mentioned the benefits of UV rays and its role in the fight against certain chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
If sunlight is beneficial to health, overexposure can have serious consequences. For this reason, it is essential to protect yourself before sun exposure. Moisturize the skin and regularly applying high index sun protection for long exposure. Wear a hat or a cap and protect your eyes by wearing filter glasses. To make the most of the sun, you can certainly sit outside and let yourself bathe by the rays. So annoying, isn’t it? For more fun, there are several activities that will boost your morale and your health.
Enjoying the sun in Mauritius
In Mauritius, the sun shines the whole year. Yes, even in winter! If you’ve just landed in Mauritius for your holiday or for a longer stay, let yourself be tempted by long walks in nature parks such as Casela Mauritius. The park is located on the west coast, a region bathed by golden rays throughout the year. You can also enjoy yourself to the utmost with water sports. Indeed, the nautical activities are excellent ways to have fun while enjoying the sun. Boat trips are also recommended to break the routine and get the most out of the Mauritian tropical climate. Have you ever tried the Sea Kart? This is an easy-to-drive outboard. No need for permits to glide on the water. Make the most of the sun’s rays … without excess!