Hello everyone nice to be back on my research, am now looking at the ways in which the sun is important to us and its benefits.

1. It cheers you up

SUNSHINE boosts levels of serotonin - the body's natural happy hormone. That's why we  feel happier and more energetic when the sun shines. Regular sun can stave off moderate depression, particularly if it is combined  with exercise, such as a walk in the park. exercising outdoors creates more endorphins in the body than exercising indoors.

3. Reduces risk of cancers

ALTHOUGH a lot of exposure to the sun increases your risk of skin cancer, vitamin D provided by sunlight can eventually help to significantly reduce your risk of other types of cancers.

4.Gives you more energy

MELATONIN also controls sleep, so having lower levels of this hormone in your body gives more get up and go.

5.Helps skin conditions

EXPOSURE to the sun can help to cure such skin conditions as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Regular controlled sun exposure is very often prescribed for sufferers..

6. Boosts your immune system

SUNLIGHT encourages the production of white blood cells, which help one to boost your immune system and fight infection.

7.Prevents cavities

THE sun could even help to keep your teeth to be  strong. A dental study was found  prevalence of cavities was greater in children from Scotland, the North-West- areas of which with less than average sunshine. The proportion of 12-year-olds with untreated cavities was three times greater in Scotland than in South West Thames region.




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Hi Dorcas,

Great round of research! It's very well organised, and I learned some new things from it! Who would've thought that the sun could not only help your skin, but your teeth as well?

In future research, perhaps you could compare short term effects to the long term effects of exposure to the sun.

Here are a few websites you can use:




Good luck with your research!

Hey Dorcas, 

Very interesting topic because the sun is something everyone has access too and knowing that it can help prevent cancer and strengthen our teeth is fantastic. Something that could be different to look into may be seeing how the sun benefits people in different parts of the world. For example, someone who lives in Hawaii will be exposed to more sun than someone who lives in Vancouver, what will the different benefits be? Great round of research and here are some links on benefits of the sun. 



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