Hello #GreenViters! How are you carrying the autumn? Are you ready for the cold? This season is characterized by a gradual decrease in temperatures and also a decrease of the hours in which we can enjoy the energy and warmth of the sun. We just released a change in our clocks, which undoubtedly, at least the first few days, affects our biorhythm, our body and can also be noticed in our mood.
That is why we want to tell you about the importance and the benefits of exposing ourselves to the sun also in autumn and winter. Sun baths benefit our bones, since vitamin D, which is essential for the correct mineralization of those, is only activated by the sun’s rays. Sunbathes, taken in moderation, also benefits our skin. It helps prevent and improve acne and severe cases of psoriasis. Sun is also favorable for our immune system, because it contributes to increase our white blood cells, the first defense army of the organism.
We can also feel the benefits of sunbathing in our mood, due to solar radiation promotes the synthesis of serotonin, a substance related to well-being, and which also helps regulate our sleep. In the same way, ultraviolet rays of the sun regulate the production of the regulatory hormone of sleep cycles, this is melatonin. The sun’s rays reduce melatonin levels and this helps us feel more awake during the day. And as a curiosity, it is also claimed that the sun’s rays slightly increase testosterone levels, which in both women and men, is the desire hormone.
With all these benefits that the sun king brings us, there is no excuse to look for a moment to practice physical exercise in the open air or simply go for a walk in the hours when the sun is well shining. And of course, do not forget to eat well to live well! See you next month!