Shying away from Sun? Relax, here`s why

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Hectic daily lives, odd working hours and limited outdoor activities leave a bad impact on human health. As a result, the deficiency of Vitamin D is becoming an eyesore amongst a large number of people.

The ideal dose of vitamin D required by a human body ranges between 1,000 and 2,000 IU (International Units) per day.

So, people who love exposing themselves under the sun have now all the more reasons to do so. Here are a few health benefits as to why staying exposed to sunlight can be helpful:

-Exposure to sun rays, saves one from developing joint pains, muscle weakness and even cardiovascular disorders.

-Sun rays are a direct source of Vitamin D, which is essential for the body to transform calcium into a usable form by increasing calcium absorption in the small intestines and retention by the kidneys.

-Vitamin D generating from the sun rays is very essential for women after pregnancy to lower the risk of developing osteoporosis.

-Exposing yourself for an adequate time in the sun, helps provide sufficient Vitamin D levels to assist the body in reducing bad cholesterol.

-And lastly, when your body does not receive enough sunshine, then you can be at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.