While many of us love the sun for the warm feeling it leaves on our skin or the opportunity to shed some layers, sunshine brings a few other lesser-known benefits. From better bone health to improved sleep and even a reduced risk of developing some cancers, the sun’s rays can greatly benefit our health.
That said, it’s common knowledge that too much direct exposure to the sun’s rays can be harmful to our heath, causing skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Finding the right balance is key. Most people only need a few minutes in the sun to start taking advantage of the benefits; but you should always be careful not to let the skin burn.
Start out with just a few minutes in direct sunlight and take advantage of these 11 health benefits.