While unprotected exposure to the sun can be harmful, with the right level of protection, sun exposure can offer a number of benefits. Make sure you know just how helpful the sun can be so that you can take advantage of these benefits.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Sun exposure can help lower your blood pressure levels. It's thought that a compound known as nitric oxide gets released into your blood vessels when the sun comes in contact with your skin. Reduced blood pressure doesn't just promote organ health, but it can reduce your risk of a fatal stroke or heart attack. Even if you have not been diagnosed with high blood pressure, this can still be helpful.
There is a reason it's easier to stay awake during the day. When the sun's rays penetrate your eyes, this sends a message to your brain's pineal gland to halt production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for encouraging sleep. Without ample sun exposure, your body could overproduce melatonin during the day which could lead to low production at night, which will negatively affect your sleep quality.
Better Bone Health
Exposure to the sun can also help enhance the health of your bones. It is a well-known fact that the sun is an excellent source of vitamin D. However, not as many people understand the fact that that the absorption of this vitamin helps stimulate the production of calcium within the body, which is a very important component for strong bones in young children and older adults alike.
The sun is often recognized as a natural mood booster. Medical research has suggested that there is a link between an increased risk for depression and low levels of vitamin D. Depression doesn't just affect your mood, but it can also affect your personal and professional relationships. The vitamin D you receive from sun exposure can help lower your risk of this ailment.
Bringing It All Home
While the sun is everywhere, having a custom deck installed on your property affords the opportunity to soak up these benefits while also relishing and relaxing within the confines of your home. An installation specialist will be able to work with you to help you design a custom deck best suited to meet your budget and home design needs. Whether it's a simple sundeck or a more elaborate multi-level design, an installation specialist can help you build the deck of your dreams.
Allow a deck professional to bring these benefits right to your home.