This however has turned out to be yet another mistake; don't get me wrong - getting burnt in the sun is a really bad idea and can be a cause of both skin problems and skin cancer. Too much sun can even be a cause of wrinkles and making you look old before your time.
But science is now showing that when you don't get enough sun you will do more harm to your body and your health. You will actually increase your chances of getting lots of types of cancers and many other serious illnesses too - such as strokes and heart disease.
Science has also started to show how sun exposure if someone has cancer can actually help in their treatment - by making vitamin D which can destroy mutated cells, by boosting the immune system which again targets cancer cells and by generally strengthening their overall health (and mood) which keeps them powered up as they fight the disease.
However before that, please do note - don't allow yourself to get sunburnt. Don't stay out in the sun for any longer than would allow your skin to turn the slightest shade of pink. After that you are burning your skin and damaging it and the cells it's composed of. So get your sun but don't allow yourself to burn !
Even if we are not directly under its shining light we can still benefit from it. It vibrates, warms and energises particles of the same air we are breathing into our bodies. This free energised air gives us more vitality and a boost to the health of our systems.
When we sit, stand and move under the suns’ warm rays we also get another massive free lift to our health. Just like everything else (whether its plants in nature or man-made solar panels) the sun charges us up, filling us directly (through infra-red rays) with life enhancing energy.
With the sun's infra-red rays, even if you are covered from head to toe, these powerful invisible rays will still penetrate through your clothes and into your body and provide it with free heat and energy.
More power for our organs to run effectively and to clean themselves and the pathways in our bodies. And more energy for our immune systems to produce natural killer cells to fight and destroy any mutating cancerous cells.
If you have cancer the sun will power up your body and help you in your fight against it.
Studies have shown that with proper levels of vitamin D and sun exposure, there are decreases in many types of illnesses (including cancer) and decreases in premature deaths.
Western researchers say we need only expose our faces and bare arms for about 15 to 20 minutes, 4 to 5 times a week, to start to create and store plenty of vitamin D in our bodies.
You can also get vitamin D through ingesting foods such as liver, oily fish, eggs and sun-dried mushrooms; but these doses are relatively small in comparison to what the sun can provide you with in just a short period of time.
So for a stronger and healthier you, make sure you spend some time outside in the sun and hot weather (when it's around!) , and take advantage of all the free benefits it has to give.