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1) Is it ok for women to do Surya Namaskars when they have their periods?

Ans: All women are different with regards to menstruation. Some may not have any side effects, low energy, or feel at all different than they do during the rest of the month.

 

Surya namaskar (Sun Salutation) can be practiced if there is no heavy bleeding or cramping. But it should not be performed in a fast manner.


Source: https://www.yogapoint.com/yoga-poses/yoga-for-menstruation.htm

2)     How long should one person stay in Sun to get enough Vitamin D?

Ans: Regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D. To maintain healthy blood levels, aim to get 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight, several times per week.

Midday is the best time to get vitamin D, as the sun is at its highest point and your body may manufacture it most efficiently around that time of day.

Darker-skinned people need more time in sunlight to make the same amount of vitamin D as lighter-skinned people.


Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-from-sun#skin-color

3)     How to get rid of Sun Tan?

Ans: Instead of buying expensive cosmetic products, why not try these natural treatments at home to get rid of suntan?

A mixture of lemon juice, rose water, and cucumber juice works wonders on your face. Lemon juice helps remove the tan and cucumber and rose water are natural cooling agents. Apply a paste of raw milk, turmeric, and some lemon juice on your face as well as the affected areas and let it dry. Wash it off with water.


Source: https://m.timesofindia.com/life-style/beauty/How-to-to-get-rid-of-a-suntan-at-home/articleshow/33503395.cms

4) Can too much sun exposure be a cause of skin cancer?

Ans: Prolonged exposure and sunburn causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces, and it can lead to much more serious consequences, including skin cancer. Be cautious early, because 80% of sun exposure happens before the age of 18

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer, but UV light from tanning beds is just as harmful. Exposure to sunlight during the winter months puts you at the same risk as exposure during the summertime.


Source: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10985-sun-exposure--skin-cancer

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