How facing the sun the right way can help with better recovery, stronger bones, weight loss, better mood and sleep.
You do not need to be a local or long-term expat in Hong Kong to know, that many Asians have a reluctant relationship with the sun. In many Asian countries, fair skin, especially with females, is associated with youthful radiant beauty while a tan, judging from many Asian cosmetic ads, equals a dull almost dirty complexion. That is why there is no lack of whitening products in Mannings or Watson's and why we often spot people wearing solar visors, long-sleeves, long pants and umbrellas during a hot and sunny day.
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for sun protection. But getting a bit of healthy sun time is actually good for us for various reasons: