Icon promotes Healthy Living Part I


Welcome to our newest Icon Now entry! This week we want to share with you the reason why the ideal location of Icon Marbella is also the best choice for your health and a healthy lifestyle and the wide range of benefits this offers.

By living in a natural environment like Santa Clara in east Marbella this alone leads to healthy living and benefits us on numerous levels. Psychologically the stress of living amidst an excessively crowded environment is replaced by the relaxation of being in direct contact with nature, free from environmental pollution and noise. In addition to this Icon´s perfect location has many other advantages. You can enjoy the best weather on the Peninsula with an average temperature of 21ºC and 300 days of sunshine each year. This daily dose of sunlight is vital for our organism and affords multiple health benefits.

The rays of the sun cause our body to produce vitamin D, a necessary vitamin which strengthens our bones and teeth. With only 5 to 10 minutes of exposure to the sun, two or three times a week, we can recharge the vitamin D deposits in our bodies.

The sun also helps us to have much healthier and more attractive skin. Only 30 minutes sunbathing is needed per day and this should be either during the first hours of the morning or late afternoon Sunbathing also helps combat skin conditions such as psoriasis and even jaundice. It is very important, however, to keep in mind that excessive exposure to sunlight is not good, 30 minutes is more than sufficent.

Sunbathing strengthens and increases the bodies immune system and protects us from various diseases. Broadly speaking, the sun increases the number of white blood cells, also known as lymphocytes, which are the cells responsible for protecting us against infection.

The sun also acts as a balance for Cholesterol levels: Sunbathing helps to dissolve the fat in our bodies and that is why people living in sunny areas are less likely to suffer cardiovascular diseases. UV rays are necessary to help metabolize the cholesterol in our body therefore sunbathing helps to decrease levels and prevents it from damaging our arteries.

The sun also aids and helps to decrease blood pressure. This is due to the fact that the sun is a potent vasodilator which in turn increases blood circulation. It also increases ones metabolism and clearance of tissues. Many athletes tend to sunbathe before their competitions as it helps them maintain a better blood pressure. Icon Marbella therefore helps you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and at the same time enjoy all the benefits of our sunshine and good weather which is definitely one of the best climates in Europe.