Facts you didn’t knew about the benefits of the sun
Sun and the human organism
Sun provides our organism with plentiful and priceless benefits. These kinds of benefits can be found not only on our human body but on our psychology too.
As far as the human body is concerned, sun radiation activates the production of Vitamin D. According to Robert Heaney, Medical professor at University of Creighton Nebraska USA, part of the commission for setting the day-long doses of vitamins and one of the pioneers at Vitamin D research, Vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium and thus cares about our bones. Furthermore, it protects us from diabetes type 2 and from many types of cancer. Also, in can be a great help to women who have unsettled period circle.
Dermatologists from the University of Edinburgh, led by Dr. Richard Weller, believe that sunlight helps the reduction of blood pressure, as the harmful to the skin UV rays release a substance (nitric oxide) that drops the blood pressure.
Moreover, clinical research has shown that the sunlight can be beneficial for Alzheimer patients. The exposure to full-spectrum light throughout the day combined with darkness at night can help improve some aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Such examples are: reducing agitation, increasing sleep efficiency, decreasing nighttime wakefulness, and decreasing nighttime activity in these patients.
Another interesting benefit of sunlight is that it can help healing psoriasis. In one study, an outdoor four-week sunbathing therapy was shown to promote significant clearance of psoriatic symptoms in 84 percent of subjects.
The heat of the sun can also be useful for people with arthritis and muscle pain, as it relieves of swelling, arthritis and helps to resolve inflammation of muscle injuries.
Another quality of sunlight is that sun reduces the levels of melatonin and as a result it can increase women’s fertility and men’s testosterone.
Also, melatonin can help in regulating sleep and fights against insomnia as its levels are reduced in daylight and increased in the night.
Furthermore, many dermatologists recommend the systematic but timed sun exposure, combined with the use of sun protection, as sun radiation has been ascertained to have helped many children to face asthma, food allergies and eczema.
Sunlight helps the body to produce more white blood cells and this way it strengthens the immune system.
Sun and the human psychology
Sunny days are loved by many people and there is a reason for that. Sunlight can have a great effect to our lives.
It is proven that sunshine can help in weight loss, as the serotonin, that is produced, suppresses the excessive appetite for food and its effect on the thyroid increases our metabolism.
Researches have showed that sunny days can increase the levels of serotonin, which is the hormone that is related with happiness. In addition, mild exercise in the sun can increase the levels of endorphins, which make us feel optimism and wellness.
Recent studies by Springer and research results reported in the New England Journal of Medicine and by the Vitamin D Council are indicating a link to depression and Vitamin D. As these studies showed, the lower is the Vitamin D level; the greater is the chance of depression. It is not accidental that the Nordic countries have higher numbers of suicides than the Mediterranean countries.
To sum up, with the use of sunscreen and the right amount of exposure to the sun, we can enjoy the benefits of the sun without any concerns.
Facts you didn’t knew about sea
Each and every one of us has traveled in sea either mentally or physically to find peace. Sea is a common source of inspiration for poets, composers and directors. It unites people and civilizations as it constitutes a passage of communication and commerce. Moreover sea combines aesthetic enjoyment with health beneficial properties.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine was the first to refer to the term of thalassotherapy to indicate seawater's impact on health. Many years later, French biologist Rene Cento after systematic research proved that seawater's constitution is similar to that of blood plasma, a component that is crucial for beauty and health.
Sea also has some remarkable effects on psychology. Even though science has not yet answered the question of how big is the impact that the view of sea has on human brain, there are studies that indicate sea observation is related to the reduction of stress levels. Moreover, as pointed out by biologist J. Wallace Nichols, who studies the relation between humans and sea, people that spend a period of time near sea tend to form memories of relaxation and then whenever they listen to the sound of waves those feelings of relaxation and peace automatically come back to their minds. To second that, studies have shown that people living by the sea are deeply benefited in their health as it decreases anxiety and encourages exercise.
As far as health is concerned , sea contributes in the relief of certain skin diseases, arthritis, bone diseases. Furthermore, it is the ideal solution for curing hemorrhoids, varicose veins, sinusitis as well as asthma. Another useful quality of sea is the detoxification of skin cells. Last but not least, salt’s texture acts as a natural peeling as it removes the outer layer of skin’s dead cells.