Is Avoiding the Sun REALLY as Bad for Your Health as Smoking?

There’s some new research out recently showing that women who sunbathe are more likely to live longer than women who don’t! The study looked at almost 30,000 Swedish over a period of twenty years.

Heart disease being one of the big factors that decreased in women who regularly get some sun.

But this was the craziest quote in the study…..

“We found smokers in the highest sun exposure group were at a similar risk as non-smokers avoiding sun exposure, indicating avoidance of sun exposure to be a risk factor of the same magnitude as smoking,” said Dr. Pelle Lindqvist, lead author of the Journal of Internal Medicine study.

“Guidelines being too restrictive regarding sun exposure may do more harm than good for health.”

Read that again.

Yes you read that right. Avoiding the sun may be as big of a risk factor to your health as smoking cigarettes is. You can see the full article and study here: Sun Avoidance as Bad as Smoking

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