Treatment and prevention of diseases with use of the sun are known for a long time, and many people today cannot imagine a healthy person, who does not regularly sunbathe and not being in the sun for hardening and healthy skin color. We can say without exaggeration, that this is the most pleasant and useful procedure. The great Hippocrates, This method refers to the great Hippocrates, whose oath now is being taken by the graduates of medical institutions, tells us about this method.
The role of the sun for human health
The sun is the main planet in our solar system, and it not only carries health-restoring codes and information for each person, but also the evolutional cosmic codes of development. Ancient Egyptians and our wise ancestors Slavs, and people in some other advanced cultures of the world worshiped the sun, and asked it for a good day and good health at sunrise.
Positive impact of sunbathing on the body
Probably all of us know that the sun’s rays are divided into the visible part of the spectrum and the invisible one, so-called infrared and ultraviolet part of it. And surprisingly – all part of the spectrum of the sun’s rays have a healing effect, and some benefit for the human body. The visible part of the rays is our visual perception, what we see with our eyes. After a long and dreary winter, we all need in the sunlight – this indicates our connection and dependence on the sun.
Thus, sunlight is an excellent method for preventing stress and diseases associated with the deficiency of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets, the problems associated with the development of the physical body and even the mental handicaps.
Use of tanning and ultraviolet
The invisible part of the spectrum is infrared and ultraviolet rays. This is what we feel at the level of the physical body feel as heat and see as tan. What is the use of the tan, or is it just a cosmetic procedure? Infrared rays contribute to a better blood circulation in the body, and in addition, have an analgesic effect.
A UV improves the immune system, metabolism and endocrine glands – they produce vital substances known to ordinary people as hormones. These are well-known the hypophysis, the hypothalamus, the adrenals and the gonads.
Who is especially needed in sunbathing?
Those who have suffered a variety of injuries;
With a deficiency of vitamin D
People with psoriasis living in northern and central regions of Russia
With stresses and unstable emotional states
With joint diseases and neurological diseases and radiculitis
Who should reduce the dwell time spent in the sun?
General recommendations for solar hardening
You should begin to stay in the sun from 15-20 minutes, gradually increasing the time of sunbathing. And if you are in a hot country, where scorching sun is raging and your skin is not ready to take such strong sunbathing, then 10 minutes will be more than enough.
The most useful is the morning sun. It is not necessary to apply various creams and ointments for sunburn, because they contain a lot of chemical components for exception of the ointments with natural herbs.
Use a lot of water to avoid dehydration. It is advisable to spend more time in movement – it will reduce the risk of burns.
Sunbathing for slimming
The best and the safest time for sunbathing
The best and the safest time for sunbathing is from 6 am to 11 am – the time when the sun’s rays bring invigorating energy, and from 16 and further- calm and relaxing energy. Between these periods the sun is too active, and the angle of incidence of the sun is not useful, so sunbathing at this time is not good for skin.
Yes, it is exactly hardening, I haven’t made a slip of the tongue, because people usually mean by the word “hardening” hardening with water or air. But it turns out, there is such an accessible and nice method of hardening, which is called the solar hardening, and it is known since ancient times.
What does the solar hardening include?
Solar hardening is the hardening with sun rays composed of different types of rays. There are visible sunrays – red, yellow, green, purple and blue. And invisible — infrared and ultraviolet.
The human body needs all kinds of sunlight, especially ultraviolet. The lack of ultraviolet light may especially affect children as the growing organisms, and is expressed in the obstacle in mental and physical development, the bones become fragile and the immunity reduces.
The psychological factor of solar hardening is also very important. Insufficient sunlight exposure causes fatigue, apathy, irritability, decreased efficiency.
Solar hardening means that the man is naked in the sun and gradually prepares (hardens) his skin for a longer staying in the sun.
Methods of proper and healthy solar hardening
Proper hardening with sunlight includes graduality, the right time of the day and duration.
Solar hardening usually starts with 10-15 minutes of being in the sun every day, then a few minutes of time should be added and then you bring it up to 1.5-2 hours.
The best time of this type of hardening is in the south till 10 in the morning and in the evening from 17 o’clock. And in combination with water procedures and physical exercises the healing effect increases greatly, so do not just lie on a bedding but play some active games like volleyball.
Limitations for hardening
Solar hardening is useful for everyone whether sick and healthy. Sick and unprepared people should just limit themselves by time and general state. These limitations concern children up to 2-3 years, pregnant women, people with heart and oncological diseases.
Solar hardening for children
Children’s skin is delicate and sensitive – this fact should be considered, so in the first months of life the solar hardening of a naked or a half-naked child is performed at a temperature not lower than 20 degrees Celsius, and under the trees with openings for access to the sunlight but not under the direct rays.
Begin harden the child with the sun from 3-5 minutes on the first day and bring the total process up to 15-20 minutes.
Children up to 1 year, I repeat, should not be left in the open sun, but they should better stays under the canopy of the trees.
Children from 1 year of age and older, can be exposed to the “direct solar hardening” in the morning and in the evening in a warm weather, starting with 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes, the procedure should be performed 2-3 times a day.
For a child of 6 years the procedure is carried out in the same mode as for an adult, without overheating the organism and taking into account the morning and evening favorable modes.
And either children or adults it is not necessary to use goggles – if you do not look directly there will be not be any harm, on the contrary, you get the maximum benefit from the light. See for yourself – no animal uses glasses, and in this respect they are much wiser than a man.
Useful properties of sunlight
The latest scientific research have found an interesting fact – in applying shading devices, creams and the like, the percentage of skin cancer is increasing, even in comparison with those when not to use them at all. This tells us that the risk of sunlight is obviously exaggerated. And often the problem comes from the cream rather than from the sun.
English researchers have conducted a study on the effect of ultraviolet rays and found that they prevent from the occurrence of obesity and diabetes.
Due to the of sunlight serotonin, which is sometimes called the “hormone of joy”, is produced in the human body, and that hormone contributes to a good mood for the whole day.
Exposure to the sunlight is necessary for the emergence of vitamin D, which prevents the development of cardiovascular diseases such as arrhythmia, myocardial infarction and hypertension. In addition, vitamin D has the wound healing properties and reduces the risk of cancer cells.
Sunlight rejuvenates the body and the skin
Sunlight catalyzes alkalization of the body. Alkaline environment of the body is necessary to maintain the health and youth of the whole body, and in particular the skin at a proper level.
The fact is during the disease the human body has more acidic characteristics. Interestingly, in the acidic side emotions such as anger, envy, jealousy, fear and others are shifted.
As it can be seen from this – all natural in reasonable doses is useful and healthy. Sunbathing; raw vegetables and fruits, honey and nuts; swimming and water treatments; a walk in the fresh air and exercises is a guarantee of good health and well-being.
I hope this information will be enough not to shut yourself for the computer, and start taking care of your health, sometimes even taking such useful sunbath on your own and with your children. And also I advise to read about the benefits of water hardening and even air-hardening, as well as the beneficial properties of the sea salt water, I’m sure you will learn a lot from this article.