Opinion

  1. Marc Sorenson Marc Sorenson United States says:

    Sun exposure is the natural way to obtain vitamin D, and remember that vitamin D is only one of the vital products of sun exposure. Nitric oxide, serotonin, endorphin and BDNF are also increased by sun exposure and all are vital to health. Here are more facts regarding the sun and its healthful properties:

    •A 20-year Swedish study shows that sun avoidance is as bad for the health as cigarette smoking.
    •A Spanish study shows that women who seek the sun have one-eleventh the hip fracture risk as those who avoid sun.
    •Men who work outdoors have half the risk of melanoma as those who work indoors.
    •Women who totally avoid the sun have 10-times the risk of breast cancer as those who embrace the sun.
    •Women who sunbathe regularly have half the risk of death during a 20-year period compared to those who stay indoors.
    •Sun exposure increases nitric oxide production, which leads to a decrease in heart attack risk.
    •Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is essential to human survival, and sun exposure is the only natural way to obtain it. Sunbathing can produce up to 20,000 units of vitamin D in 20 minutes of whole-body exposure.
    •Sun exposure dramatically improves mood through the production of serotonin and endorphin.
    •Beyond vitamin D, sun exposure also stimulates the production of serotonin, endorphin, nitric oxide and BDNF, all of which are vital to human health.

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