The benefits of the sun on body and mind
Heliotherapy has always been considered a medicine of natural origin, thanks to which it is possible to cure certain ailments.
It is no joke that in various cultures the sun is considered a source of life, warmth and energy.
Already in ancient Greece, they used the sun's rays in the treatment of skin sores.
The sun's benefits on steoporosis and rickets are recognised by science, as it acts to fix calcium, the main mineral that makes up bones.
Among the beneficial effects of the sun are:
- prevention of diabetes
- prevention of rheumatoid arthritis;
- prevention of multiple sclerosis;
- prevention of obesity;
- prevention of asthma;
- prevention of certain respiratory infections;
- cancer prevention;
- prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
The sun provides significant benefits not only to adults, but also to children, as it contributes to the proper development of bones in the important growth phase.
In older people, on the other hand, vitamin D reduces the risk of fractures and, above all, maintains good muscle tone.
Wouldn't you know it? Well yes, the sun is in fact a natural anti-stress agent that after exposure immediately makes us more energetic and regenerated thanks to the production of serotonin, the feel-good hormone, which stimulates vitality and concentration, reducing stress and agitation.
And finally, we'll let you in on a secret:
those who get more sun can sleep better!
Spending a day at the beach increases nocturnal production of melatonin, regularising the sleeping and waking phases.