1. The sun can be good for you
We use the word can because obviously you need to avoid burning your skin. However, 10 to 15 minutes of daily sun exposure dramatically boosts vitamin D levels. While you should tailor your time in the sun to your own health needs, vitamin D deficiency is a serious condition connected to a host of health problems, ranging from cancer to heart disease and obesity. So the next time you reach for that sunscreen, consider whether a few minutes of direct light could be beneficial to your health.