Sunlight .. consists of a spectrum of radiation (visible light - ultraviolet radiation - infrared), each of which has its positive and negative effects, and we are all exposed to sunlight daily, whether we go to work or schools or different conditions of exposure to the sun, we must raise awareness about the effects of the sun. Positive and negative sunlight and how to take advantage of the beneficial and avoid the harmful ones.
Among the benefits of exposure to sunlight: ---
• Improving mood.. Exposure to the sun causes the release of the hormone serotonin in the brain, and this hormone is associated with improving mood and helping to feel calm and focused.
• Production of white blood cells that work to strengthen the immune system and protect the body from harmful bacteria and disease.
• Exposure to sunlight in the early morning affects the health of the body and the acquisition of a longer life, and this has been proven by many studies.
• Vitamin D (vitamin D). It is recommended to be exposed to direct sunlight on the face, arms and back for a period of not less than 15 minutes per day, as this is among the good sources for obtaining Vitamin D, as it is considered one of the essential vitamins for growth and maintaining bone health, and helps Vitamin D helps absorb dietary calcium and use it to help build bones and avoid osteoporosis.
• Reducing the level of cortisol in the body, which helps to avoid weight gain.
Among the damages of exposure to sunlight: ---
• The appearance of freckles on the skin and the occurrence of pigmentation, change in skin color and yellowing of the skin.
• Sagging of the skin, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the destruction of the elastic tissue and collagen in the skin.
• Telangiectasia and dilation of blood vessels under the skin.
• Damage to vision and eye health. It may cause cataracts in the eye, eye burns and poor vision.
• Sunstroke.. Staying for a long time and exposure to the sun's rays at times of high rays usually cause heat stroke, and this leads to feeling faint, headache and feeling tired.
You should benefit as much as possible from the sun's rays, but follow the following to help avoid the dangers and damage of the sun: --
- Wear sunglasses.
- Wear caps.
Work to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, usually between ten in the morning and four in the afternoon.
- Use a sunscreen.
You should be aware of what harms you and what benefits you to avoid exposure to any dangers and benefit as much as possible from our distinguished nature.