The sun is your friend so don't hide away in the shadows. It may cause your skin to burn, but it's your responsibility to protect your skin from the sun's rays. The sun does a lot of good for you that you may not know about. You will not only happy to be in the sun, but it can save your life as well. So get your butt outside. Spend some time in the sun and find out what it has to offer your life.
1. Makes You Happy
Happiness is important in life. While there are people who make you feel this way, the sun also has this superpower. The serotonin inside your body is brought out by the sunshine. It's your body's natural happy hormone. You not only happier but more energetic to take on the world. Sounds like a good time to go outside.
Being outside with the sun can also keep depression away. Along with exercise you'll will feel great as you take a walk in the park. When you exercise outdoors, you create more endorphins than you create if you exercise indoors. Run, walk, or just hangout in the sun with friends and you will feel the difference in your behavior. It's all because of the sun. So make plans to go outside today and be happy.
2. Decreases Heart Disease
Your heart will thank you for your time spent in the sun. Your vitamin D levels rise when you're outdoors. When you spend time inside, your cholesterol levels rise. As a result your vitamin D levels fall. What are you waiting for? Get outside immediately!
If you have high blood pressure, you should be outside in the UVB rays of the sun. The rays lowers your blood pressure and decreases your cholesterol. You will only benefit from the sun and so will your health. If you know you have high blood pressure, it is as simple as stepping outside your door to save your life. You'll not only be happy, but you'll be so much healthier when to comes to your heart. Don't you want your heart to be happy?
3. Diabetes Prevention
Diabetes is the worst. If you can prevent this condition from ruling your life, you would do anything. Now you can because the sun is coming to your rescue. Getting the necessary vitamin D may prevent the on set of diabetes. How great is that? It can't hurt to spend time in the sun when preventing diabetes is on your side.
When you don't have the right amount of vitamin D in your body, diabetes can creep up on you. Lacking vitamin D is thought to have something to do with Type II Diabetes. Don't let diabetes happen to you. Let the sun save your life. You shouldn't have to live with diabetes. It's better to be in the sun and to never experience diabetes.
4. Gets Rid Of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Preventing any kind of disorder is good news for you. Especially Seasonal Affective disorder, which has plagued your life. It's also called winter blues because you experience depression because of lack of sunlight. If you're not too keen about the outdoors, a light box may be the answer to your prayers. It's not natural light, but it's one way to get out of your depression. Take it or leave it!
Natural, outdoor light is the best light for your depression. Take a walk in the morning light for an hour in the fall and winter seasons. It may be cold so dress accordingly. Make sure you sit outside for at least 15 minutes a day in the summertime. You'll feel happier. You'll feel your depression melt away when you spend your days in the sun.
5. Multiple Sclerosis Prevention
Multiple Sclerosis occurs in the nervous system that results in tremors and paralysis. The cause is not known, which is unfortunate. It's such a debilitating disease to live with. You shouldn't have to, and the sun can help you. Exposing your children to the sun early in life can prevent the disease later in life. Let your children play outside because it might just save their lives from this horrible disease.
It is also known that the rate of Multiple Sclerosis is less if you live in a sunnier country. Wouldn't you rather be able to move your body outdoors in the sun then being stuck inside not being able to move? You don't want a wheelchair to be your life. You want to be able to take care of yourself. The sun will make this possible for you. Let the sun change your life.
6. Cavity Prevention
You hate getting cavities. You've tried everything you can think of to protect your mouth from them. What else could there possibly be? The sun is something you've never thought of. It keeps your teeth strong and prevents your cavities from forming. That doesn't mean you can slack off on your dental routine.
The sun is only an added bonus to your dental routine. Its rays shines on your teeth and make those dark and ugly cavities disappear. If this doesn't get you outside, nothing will. Don't be ashamed of your cavities. Make your way into the sunlight. It will change your life. A tooth abscess is a complication of tooth decay. Bacteria get into the pulp of the tooth through the cavity and cause infection. Pus then collects in the center of the tooth, causing an abscess.
7. Lessens Aches And Pains
They're a pain to have on any day of the week. Aspirin hasn't helped. What are your options? Aches and pains be gone with the sun. The warmth of the sun helps your body. It not only feels good, but your body benefits from the rays of the sun in many ways.
The muscles in your body are warmed up by the sun. It eases stiffness, which decreases the pain. Inflammatory conditions like arthritis are less painful when you are exposed to the sun. You'll feel more relaxed in the sun and being in less pain is always a bonus. Don't live with aches and pains to the extreme. If you could have less pain, wouldn't you do anything to ease it?
8. Decreases Risk Of Cancer
Cancer is a painful disease in your life that will become your whole life. If you could prevent yourself from getting cancer, you'd do anything. Being in the sun is no exception. How can the sun lower the risk of cancer? The vitamin D in the sunlight dramatically reduces the risk of cancer. Make sure you use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer.
Exposing yourself to high levels of sunlight will make it less likely that you'll die from breast and colon cancer. Bladder, womb, oesophagus, and stomach cancer were also found to have the same effect. How incredible is that? Something so simple as being out in the sun can have such a dramatic effect on your life. At the same time you don't want to spend so much time in the sun if you're not wearing sun protection. Be smart, protect yourself, and let the sun shine through you and reduce your chances of cancer.
9. Increases Fertility
Women who want children listen up! Spending time in the sun increases fertility. The hormone melatonin is reduced because of the sun. It suppresses the hormone and makes it more likely that you'll conceive in the summertime. There is hope for you. Just step into the sun and you'll become a mother in no time.
You not only become more fertile because of the sun but the time you're fertile is longer. The sunlight also benefits your man when you're trying to get pregnant. It increases the testosterone, making the summer the perfect time for making a baby. So don't waste another minute. Enjoy the sun with your husband and be the proud parents of a baby in no time. The sun really does equal happiness.
10. More Energy
You need energy to get through everyday. When you're feeling sluggish and tired, what can you do? The sun will give you what you need. Lower levels of melatonin will make you feel like you can get up and go at anytime of the day. It also regulates sleep, so you have the energy you need for the day. Let the sun make you feel alive.
You require less sleep in the summer, and you feel livelier because of the sun. It's also better to be woken up by sunlight rather then an alarm clock because it makes you feel more positive. Having energy is essential for the things you have to do everyday. When you don't have energy, you feel like you can't function or get anything done. Take a few minutes in the sun and you'll feel like a whole new person. Energy makes your world go around and so does the sun.
11. Eases Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD)
When your bowels make you feel uncomfortable, can you find relief? The sun eases IBD. You have low levels of vitamin D if you have this disorder. The sun will boost your levels of vitamin D, making your condition easier to deal with. What are you waiting for? Get out into the sun and ease your pain.
You can try to absorb vitamin D in foods like meat, eggs, and oily fish. The problem with this is these foods are poor in absorbing fat. This is a complication when it comes to IBD. It makes it difficult to take in vitamin D as a part of your diet. Stick with the sun, and you can't go wrong. Be more comfortable and more at ease with your IBD.
12. Deals With Period Problems
Having your period is so awful every month. The cramps make you want to curl up in a ball and die. Aspirin takes a while to help with the cramps. What else can you do? Spend some time in the sun and your period problems will disappear. How happy does that make you?
Women who get vitamin D and calcium from the sun have a normal menstrual flow. The pain and heavy feeling makes you feel like crap. The sun makes you feel better when it comes to your menstrual flow. You'll be happy and able to face the day comfortable and energetic. Get out into the sun. Face your period head on.
13. Helps With Skin Conditions
Your skin has been a nuisance since puberty. It continues to frustrate you in your adult years. You feel like you've tried everything to treat your skin. What else can their possibly be to help your skin condition? The sun can save the day. Step into the sun and see what it can do for you.
Psoriasis, acne, and eczema are skin conditions when exposed to the sun can heal your skin. It is recommended that you get controlled exposure in the sun if you suffer regularly from one of these skin conditions. If you have a minor case when it comes to your skin, you can expose your body to the sun. Make sure it's only for 30 minutes. The last thing you want to do is burn. After 30 minutes is up, you should apply sunscreen to affected areas so you're protected from the sun.
14. Increases Immune System
Your immune system is an essential part of you that you need to keep healthy or else you'll get sick. What can you do to keep your immune system in tip top shape? The sun is the answer. Spending time in the sun will boost your immune system. That's great but how? You're about to find out.
The light of the sun encourages the creation of white blood cells. These white blood cells not only fight infection but boost your immune system. The sun will keep you in good health and keep your immune system on the right track. Treat your body right and it will reward you. The sun is your salvation. Use it to your advantage for a long and healthy life.
15. Lose Weight
It's the toughest thing to overcome in your life. Diet, exercise, and sleep help you lose weight but what else can you do? The sun will help you shed those unwanted pounds. Your skeptical at this point. How can the sun do that? The high levels of serotonin you get from the sun not only make you feel happy but suppress your appetite, especially in the summertime.
For 3 times a week you should be out in the sun not only to lose weight but to absorb some of that good old vitamin D. Put on sunscreen before you leave the house because you want to lose weight. You also don't want to be sunburned doing it. Staying indoors won't help you suppress your hunger and will only make you want to eat more because of your sedentary lifestyle. There are foods that help to curb your hunger but nothing is more powerful than the sun. The sun will always be your friend when you treat and protect your body the right way.
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It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller.
She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
Supatra Sasuphan: World's Hairiest Girl
Her nicknames may include "wolf girl" and "monkey face". But 11-year-old Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan today insisted that she was after being officially recognised as the world's hairiest girl. Although the schoolgirl from Bangkok has faced merciless teasing at school, Supatra says being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become extremely popular. "I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in," she said. "All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me."
Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome - caused by a faulty chromosome - to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, sufferers were branded "werewolves." She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth. But while most sufferers have been shunned, Supatra has gradually been embraced by her community, and became a popular and outgoing child.
Jasmine Tridevil: Woman With 3 Breasts
There's really no other way to put this so we're just going to dive in: Meet Jasmine Tridevil. She has three breasts. Tridevil (no that's not her real name, but that's what she wants to go by) is a 21-year-old licensed massage therapist and die-hard Criss Angel fan from Florida who decided to undergo a shocking and controversial $20,000 surgery to add a third breast to her chest.
Tridevil also stated that she's hoping to bank a reality show from this, and has already put the wheels in motion to make something happen. "I was making really good money [being a licensed massage therapist] but now I'm trying to star in a reality show instead. I don't like that job," she shared, and later added, "My whole dream is to get this show on MTV. I hired a camera crew individually, so I'm the producer of this show right now."
Lyudmila Titchenkova: World's Longest Neck
Lyudmila Titchenkova is a 16-year-old living in the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine. After she turned 10, Lyudmila's parents noticed that their daughter's body began developing at an accelerated growth rate. She was taller and had longer arms than other children her age, but of particular concern was the length of her neck and abnormal curvature of her spine.
As it got to the point where Lyudmila began feeling embarrassed to go out because of her appearance, her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can affect many parts of the body, most often the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and eyes. In Lyudmila's case, the disorder affected the connective tissue in her spine, causing it to curve at an angle of 30 degrees. This seems to be a rather uncommon symptom of the disorder, which usually affect people's arms, legs and fingers. After undergoing corrective surgery and extensive rehabilitation to straighten her spine, Lyudmila can now live normally and says she wants to study for her future without letting herself be affected by her disorder.
Abigail and Brittany Hensel: Girl With Two Heads
Abigail Loraine "Abby" Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are dicephalic parapagus twins, meaning that they are conjoined twins, each of whom has a separate head, but whose bodies are joined. They are highly symmetric for conjoined twins, giving the appearance of having just a single body without marked variation from normal proportion. In fact, several vital organs are doubled up; each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal cord.
In conversation, the twins are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. Their preferences in food, clothing color, etc., differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality. They will usually have separate meals, but sometimes will share a single meal for the sake of convenience (e.g. each taking a bite of the same hamburger). Abby is better at mathematics, and Brittany is better at writing. For tasks such as responding to email, they type and respond as one, anticipating each other's feelings with little verbal communication between them.
Natasha Veruschka: Sword Swallower
Natasha Veruschka has the world record for most swords swallowed simultaneously by a female. She swallowed 13 swords, each at least 38.1 cm (15 in) long, at the 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering and Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3 September 2004. Natasha was born in India of white russian and british heritage. She has lived, studied, and performed her art around the world and also speaks several different languages.
Natasha now lives in New York City. She is an amazing performer who uses many different types of swords in her act or as she likes to say "Swords On The Menu." The swords on the menu are - "The Red devil" 29 inches long, "The Big Sword" 27 1/2 inches long, "The Bradshaw Sword" 25 inches long, "The Sai Weapons" two 24 inch long eight-sided weapons of steel. Natasha trained with a "Sai Master" in order to use them in her act. Also on the menu is the unbelieveable "Sword Sandwich" where she swallows 13-22 inch long swords simultaneously.