A healthy lifestyle implies a balanced diet and the regular practice of physical exercise. A healthy lifestyle should be adopted as early as possible, the younger the better, and good habits should be maintained throughout adulthood and middle age. Regular physical activity, encompassing any type of sports activity, can have a positive effect on psychological well-being, there is as well an association between regular physical activity and reduction of stress, anxiety and depression. In general, physical activity induces immediate and long-term positive emotions and reduces symptoms of sadness and depressed mood, making practitioners more resistant to stress.
Physical activity also has a positive contribution to social development, specially in preventing antisocial behavior in young people.
Physical activity improves blood circulation, increasing blood flow to the brain and levels of norepinephrine and endorphins, which can reduce stress, improve mood and induce a calming effect after exercise. Concentration improves in the immediate period after physical activity and learning time tends to decrease with regular practice of physical activity / sport.
A healthy lifestyle leaves us fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease, which depends on daily habits / behaviors.
A balanced diet, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the basis for good health today and throughout life.
Be active, do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
The skin is the body's largest organ and it acts as a protective barrier against the entry of foreign bodies. People with high levels of exposure to UV light are at greater risk for skin cancer.
The effects of sunlight exposure without sufficient sun protection, can be categorized into 3 types: Immediate effects, Delayed effects, Long term effects.
The first colour-related effect of exposure to the sun is known as "immediate pigmentation", or a colouring that appears during exposure and disappears within 2 hours.
Persistent pigment darkening (PPD)
PPD appears during exposure and remains for up to several days. It is not protective, and it is necessary to use a sunscreen in future exposure.
If you don't protect yourself from high doses of UV rays, these rays will start penetrating the layers of the skin. Eventually, blood vessels below the skin's surface will expand and leak fluids, causing inflammation and redness. Sunburn normally first appears 2-6 hours after the start of exposure, reaches its maximum intensity within 24-36 hours and disappears after 3-5 days.
Tanning (delayed pigmentation)
Tanning starts 3-5 days after sun exposure, when special skin cells called melanocytes start synthesising melanin, the body's natural pigment which causes tanning. Melanin is then transferred to neighbouring cells called keratinocytes, which are the main cell type in the epidermis or upper layer of your skin. Unlike immediate pigmentation, actual tanning does help protect against the harmful effects of UV radiation. Tanning fades progressively, but remember that people with a natural suntan also need to apply sunscreen, as a tan does not provide sufficient protection against UV exposure.
Sun exposure plays a major role in the skin's ageing process. Up to 90% of all visible signs of ageing can be attributed to the harmful effects of sun exposure.
Skin cancer (malignant melanoma)
Skin cancer, or malignant melanoma, appears to be caused by damage to the DNA structure of skin cells that are exposed to the sun — with just 5% of all carcinomas occurring on areas of the skin that are not exposed. Damage to these skin cells leads to the growth of degenerated cells that in turn result in cancer.
All thruster sunscreen products contain sun protection UVA/UVB filters to ensure you get effective sun protection. However, we reinforce that there aren't unnecessary information about sun exposure, as well as the potential effects that sun exposure may have on your body in the medium and long term.
How to apply sunscreen?
A sunscreen should be applied generously every 2 hours to have a protective effect.