Afternoon doc, because it was in an uproar with covid virus 19 u003cbr u003 then recommended for sunbathing .. some say 8 o’clock and some say at 10 u003cbr u003 so is the right time to sunbathe in order to prevent this virus what time is it doctor? U003cbr u003thank you
Hello Vira, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Sunbathing is indeed recommended for everyone to do even though it is not in a pandemic condition like Corona virus infection because sunbathing does indeed provide good benefits for the body to help increase the production of vitamin D which is important for healthy skin, bones, mental and also endurance.
At the time of a pandemic like now, sunbathing is recommended to be done more often to help increase endurance so that it helps to prevent Corona virus infection and helps so that when infected, the immune system remains good and this infection can be overcome properly. Keep in mind that sunbathing does not directly kill the Corona virus.
For WHO own sunbathing recommendations based on WHO, it should be done before 10 am for at least 15 minutes with a minimum frequency of 2-3x a week. Sunbathing is recommended before 10 o'clock because UV rays between 10 o'clock to 16 o'clock are very strong so it is more risky to cause negative effects for the body than positive effects for the body such as increasing the risk of skin cancer.
If you are forced to be exposed to sunlight between 10 and 16 o'clock, it is highly recommended that you use sun block / sunscreen with an SPF of at least 24 or more 20-30 minutes before exposure, wear a hat / long clothes, and use anti-UV glasses to help avoid and minimize the bad effects of these UV rays.
I hope this helps.