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The Sun is Good for You … kinda


September 1, 2013

SUNAs a young man, I believed I was invincible and certain to live forever. I never thought sunshine was harmful, even if those OLD people told me the sun was bad.  Now, I am one of those old people!  I still happen  to be 99% confident the SUN is good for me … in moderate amounts.  There happens to be medical proof that backs this opinion up.  For instance, the very popular Dr. Oz recently encouraged his television viewers to sit out in the sun for 15 minutes a day without sunscreen in order receive one of the benefits of sun exposure … a daily dose of Vitamin D.  It seems like all we hear about are the warnings of getting too much sun exposure. Researchers and doctors are now beginning to appreciate some of the ways that the sun can actually be good for you.

There are many dangers related to excessive sun exposure, however, sun exposure in moderation is actually proven to be kinda good for you.

Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Getting a sufficient supply of Vitamin D.

In the Dr. Oz study, a daily supply of SUN will give an adequate amount of Vitamin D.  Vitamin D is needed by the body to promote bone health, boost immune function, reduce inflammation, improve neuro-muscular function, and even protect against some forms of cancer.  GOOD for you!

  • Helps you feel happier…and sleepier.

The on-line magazine ‘Environmental Health Perspectives’ states that the sunlight helps you to produce more serotonin, endorphins, and melatonin in your brain.  Endorphins and serotonin are brain chemicals linked with feeing food and at ease.  And melatonin is a nocturnal brain chemical that allows you to enter into sleep-mode more quickly at bedtime.  GOOD for you!

  • Increasing both White and Red blood cell production.

Experts have found that the SUN is good for you because it helps you produce more white blood cells, which enhances your immunity.  Sun exposure also helps you produce more red blood cells, which means your blood becomes more oxygenate.  I like oxygenated blood for greater endurance and recovery!  GOOD for you!

  • Killing dangerous substances on your skin.

UV rays from the sun can actually kill viruses, bacteria, molds, yeast and fungi that may be fo0u8nd on the surface of your skin.  In this way, sunlight acts as a natural (or ORGANIC) antiseptic of sorts.  GOOD for you!

  • Clearing up skin diseases.

While excessive sun exposure can lead to premature wrinkling andeven some forms of skin cancer, there are various benefits from sun exposure when it comes to your skin.  For example, moderate sunlight has been shown to help clear up some cases of acne, psoriasis, and eczema just to name of few.  Plus, often the sun leaves a lovely looking complexion.  Good for you!

I am going to verify this Bob Report and test it out to make sure the data is in fact legitimate.  So I will be out of town for a few days of fun and sun.  When I return you can see for yourself if I am happier!

In good health,


“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”. – Steve Martin