POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE SUN
Reduced Symptoms of PMS
Exposure to bright sunlight has been found to help alleviate some symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, such as mild depression and mood swings, irritability, physical discomfort and social withdrawal.
Jet Lag Prevention
Doses of sunglight or simulated sunlight timed carefully upon arrival in a new time zone can reset your body's biological clock resulting in less daytime drowsiness and better quality night time sleep.
Reduction in Frequency Of Common Colds
These symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, and muscle aches. A 10-20 minutes exposure to ultraviolet light 1-3 times a week results in a reduction of frequency of common colds up to 41%.
Sunglight, or simulated sunlight, stimulates the thyroid gland which boosts your metabolism.
Nature's Skin Protection
It is commonly known that our natural tanning process provides protection against burning. Unlike some sunscreens, a tan provides full spectrum UVA/UVB protection against burning. Your natural tan provides protection that does not rub, sweat or wear off the sunscreen protection can.
Helps Control Seasonal Depression
Many more people, both old and young, spend more than 23 hours of their 24 hour day indoors. Over the last decade, studies at the national institute of mental health have produced evidence that the shortage of sunglight during winter produces clinical depression in millions of people. Exposure to sunlight or simulated sunglight for 10-20 minutes 2-3 times a week shows 70% improvement in patients with seasonal affected disorder (SAD). Light treatment is the only known cure for the "Winter Blues"
Increase Sex Drive
When the chest and back are exposed to sunlight, the make sex hormones may increase by up to 120%
Various labratory tests and on-site studies have shown that UV-inclusive light helps workers reduce the fatigue and accidents and dramatically increases productivity. Normal fluorescent lighting actually increases fatigue and drains the body of energy and Vitamin A.
Sunlight exposure decreases adrenaline and noradrenaline levels for an anti-stressing effect and releases endorphins for the feeling of "well-being"