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being exposed to the sun

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being exposed to the sun 2017-05-20T17:12:45+00:00

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Ok folks, just for now, forget what you have learned about sunshine, skin cancer and harmful ultra-violet radiation. When winter and the dark days are over and spring has arrived we know that summer will be here, with warmer and sunnier days.

When natural sunlight hits the skin it triggers the body’s production of vitamin D. Vitamin D is also known as “the sunshine vitamin.” It is a crucial ingredient for overall health; protects against inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, helps muscles, improves brain function and may even protect against cancer. Low levels of vitamin D can cause heart disease, prostate cancer and dementia.

Your body is meant to be in the sun, and exposure to sunlight during the day is crucial to your wellbeing. It is advised to get at least 10-15 minutes of sunlight daily.

Exposure to sunlight has a huge impact on depression, seasonal affective disorder and sleep quality. According to Forbes, “in 2012, 60 million Americans filled prescriptions for sleeping pills, up from 46 million in 2006 (as reported in The New York Times).”

Adding some sunshine to your life can even promote weight loss. The sunny season allows for fun outdoor activities. Go on a hike, take up a new sport, go for a run, bike around your neighborhood or even plan a camping trip. You will be surprised to see what spending  time outdoors can do for your health.

The weather throughout Samana is constantly superb. Never more than three degrees will separate the average air temperature from the average sea temperature on this beautiful peninsula, which results in an ideal climate for all kind off outdoor activities. In Samana, there is generally just one season only: summer. The climate on the island is a semi-tropical maritime climate, with a temperature averaging about 26°C for the majority of the year.

This makes this location in the Dominican Republic stunningly idyllic and perfect for a beach holiday— really all-year round. Sunshine is also reliably consistent throughout the entire year. The average number of sunshine hours per day ranges between 7 in December to 9 in April and from June through to September.