The 7-Day Wellness Challenge: Wellness Tip #4 (Is Sun Exposure Good or Bad?)
Welcome to Day #4 of our 7-Day Wellness Challenge. Each day for the next 4 days, you’ll receive a Simple Wellness Tip that Will Silence Your Inner Critic and Rock Your World! good for us! Limited sun exposure improves mood and increases our Vitamin D levels. And, since Vitamin D likely affects the function of every cell in our bodies, we receive a myriad of benefits including: However, we should have great respect for the sun. Here are some things to consider alongside your limited sunning: The Experiment: Put on a pair of shorts and a sleeveless shirt and head outside on days when you have some sun. Start with 2 minutes of unprotected exposure, and add 1 minute daily as you are able until you are up to 10-15 minutes several times weekly. Build your exposure more slowly if you notice anything more than a slight pinkish tinge to your skin after sunning.We work indoors and travel in cars with tinted windows. If we do go out, we slather on the sun screen and put on sunglasses and a hat. After all, we’ve heard and read that sun exposure = skin cancer. But, 10-15 minutes several times weekly of sun exposure without sunscreen to our legs, arms, back, face and neck is not bad. In fact, it’s
Wellness Tip #4: Get a Little Sun Exposure. Tweet #7-DayWellnessChallengeSilence Your Inner Critic: You may think you look terrible in shorts or you don’t like getting hot. Let those thoughts pass with a little chuckle. And, then do the experiment anyway. You don’t have to let your unimportant thoughts rule your health. Rock Our World with Your Comments: How did your first sunning experiment go? Write your thoughts in a personal journal, discuss with a friend or family member, or post a comment below. We thrive and grow with your input!