S is for Suntan

Warm sunshine feels great on my skin. I love to sit and soak it up, get a little sun-kissed color.

My health practitioner recommends 20 minutes of daily, unblocked sunshine especially in the winter months. We tend to spend too much time indoors these days: air conditioning feels better than sweat, our technology binds us indoors, most people work indoors, school just started and on and on and on. ¬†Sunshine is our natural source for Vitamin D. It doesn’t have to break down from a pill form to then spread through our bodies for health benefits. It gets absorbed right into our skin, the largest organ of our body. And, it is said that Vitamin D boosts our immune system and our spirits.

Most people like a healthy sun-kissed glow but if you over-do it you’ll end up looking like a lobster. Take care to get enough sun, but not too much.

There are other ways to get a sun-tanned look. Spray on tans, tans in a bottle, bronzers. There are still people that like tanning beds, even though they come with health warnings. You decide how you want to get your tan…I’ll just sit out, take a walk, garden, or beach comb for 20 minutes a day to keep my glow and get my Vitamin D.

S is for suntan.