Summer… Sun… Hot… Very often people look forward to summer, and then they start to “die” from the heat and sit in air-conditioned houses instead of going out. However, you shouldn’t do that. And not only because the summer is fleeting, and sunny days will be replaced by rains and slush, but because the lack of the Sun can cause very bad consequences. Let’s take a look at some of them.
. We all know that an excess of Sun can cause cancer, but a lack of Sun can also lead to cancer. Vitamin D deficiency causes breast cancer, as well as diseases such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, schizophrenia, and prostatitis.
Researchers recently discovered that a lack of sunshine can be just as bad for the heart as overeating cheeseburgers. So, for example, it can double the likelihood of detecting heart disease in men.
Among other things, the Sun provides us with nitric oxide. It is necessary in order to regulate important physiological processes in the body, including metabolism. The normal content of nitric oxide in the body will ensure a normal metabolism and reduce the tendency to obesity.
Do you want your child to see road signs while you are driving? It has been found that children who spend more time outdoors have a lower risk of myopia than those who prefer to stay at home. So say “no” to computer games and “yes” to walking and playing outside.
Nowadays, people often spend their nights not in their sleep, traveling through their dreams, but on Facebook and VKontakte, browsing the news feed and chatting with friends. But as soon as the Sun sets, the only source of light for us is artificial lighting. Sometimes these are not even lamps, but the monitor screens of our computers and phones. Too much light that your eyes receive from these sources can disrupt your biological rhythm and lead to various body disorders and insomnia.
Extra hours on the phone or computer cost us a very high price if we prefer them to sleep, and during the day we sleep avoiding the Sun. Good sleep is essential for the immune system to recover and is reflected in how well the body can fight disease in the future.
The less Sun we see during the winter months, the more likely we are to develop seasonal affective disorder. It can be accompanied not just by a sad mood and a desire to do nothing, but take on more serious forms: constant mood swings, increasing anxiety, sleep problems, and even suicidal thoughts. Women aged 18 to 30, as well as people over 60, are especially at risk.
Man is a part of all life on planet Earth, and, like all living organisms on it, depends on the Sun. Therefore, do not hide forever from the Sun, but think about how hard life would be without our star called the Sun.