Sunbeds and sunshine can have many benefits, experts recommend that during summer months you should get around 10 minutes of sun exposure each day to ensure you get the required dose of Vitamin D. We’ve all heard about the health benefits and seen how UV exposure leaves behind a deep sun kissed glow…but can it help you lose weight?
The answer is YES!
Exposure to UV Rays can increase energy levels, especially during winter. It’s been proven that depression rates skyrocket in the autumn and winter months, especially in areas with a regular lack of sun. Therefore, regularly using sunbeds and exposing skin to UV rays for short periods of time can alter your nitric oxide levels, this dilates your blood vessels and lowers your blood pressure. Just 10 minutes of UV exposure will drastically boost your brain’s production of serotonin and endorphins, helping to combat depression and upping your energy levels. Say goodbye to stress eating and hello to more energy to be active! How’s that for helping with weight loss?
Do you want a dark, natural glow and want to shed a few pounds at the same time? Then did you know that certain foods will help you tan faster and they also happen to be extremely healthy and good for you! Foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and squash contain high levels of beta-carotene which is a strong coloured red-orange pigment. The body will convert this into vitamin A, which is crucial for healthy skin and achieving that summer glow! Eating these types of foods before your sunbed session will help you get the colour you desire faster whilst losing weight at the same time!
Exercise before your sunbed session can give you a deeper and longer lasting tan. Sweating allows your pores to open up, which makes your skin more receptive to indoor tanning lotions that work with the natural oils in your skin. It will increase blood flow and oxygen levels to the skin which will cause your body to be more accepting of UV rays. Sweating will also get rid of toxins, leaving you with a smooth, glowing complexion. Exercising for as little as 10 minutes will help you tan faster and tone up! Before your tanning session, why not jump on one of our X.Fit Vibration plates to get your blood flowing and accelerate your tan!
Following these tips and tricks will allow you to get a deep, dark tan and get beach ready all at once! For even better slimming results, give our Trim Active slimming supplements a go…you’ll be bikini ready in no time.