Athletic Benefits of Sun Exposure

Did you know there is health and athletic benefits to consistent sun exposure? Here are some facts about sun exposure and its benefits on our health and physical potential:

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  • Sunlight can help regulate our sleep and promotes deeper recovery

  • Sunshine produces Vitamin D which in turn strengthens our bones and helps in preventing bone fractures and chronic muscle pain

  • Sun exposure increases nitric oxide production, which leads to a decrease in heart disease

  • Women who avoid the sun have 10-times the risk of breast cancer as those who embrace the sun

  • Sun Exposure dramatically improves mood through the production of serotonin and endorphins

  • A 20 year old Swedish study shows that sun avoidance is as bad for health as cigarette smoking

  • Sun exposure increases the production of BDNF which is vital to human health.

But don’t just take my word for it:) See how professional sports teams are now wise to its athletic benefits. Check out this 2015 study of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For more information on sun benefits visit sunshine.org . Not sure how much sun is good sun, check out healthy sun use

Jenika Gordon