For most persons, a hat is just a fashion statement and boosting of testosterone levels for men is a MUST.
People wear hats as part of their outfits; to make an elegant entrance.
A hat could make all the difference to your outfit.
With different colors, shapes, and sizes, it is one versatile accessory that can be worn by all – kids, teens, and adults.
There is a fit for everyone.
Beyond its fashion benefits, wearing a hat also comes with health benefits that a wellness warrior may recommend.
Read on to know what they are…
1) Protection from the Sun
When you are out in the sun, you can feel the rays hitting directly on your head and face.
Without any covering, one is exposed to the hard effects of the sun.
Overexposure to sun rays can damage the eyes.
The ultraviolet rays hitting directly on one out in the sun without covering exposes the face and neck region to sunburn.
It causes your skin to itch, redden and can develop into blisters and even give you flu-like symptoms like chills, a headache, nausea, fever, and weakness.
Over-exposure to the sun can also cause skin cancer.
Skin cancer is a life-threatening disease hence the need for proper protection from sun rays that tend to be harmful.
Wearing a hat will help shield your face from the harsh effects of the sun.
Also, a hat can prevent your skin from discoloration, spots, and wrinkles.
But the caveat is that exposure to the sun can actually boost testosterone levels.
In fact, a study revealed that an hour of sunbath can boost a man’s testosterone levels by up to 68%.
Although you can use testosterone boosters to boost testosterone levels in your body without needing natural sunlight.
But if you’re like me, popping pills into your body when there’s a clean and natural way of getting your testosterone levels high, really doesn’t make any sense – at least not to me.
2) Keeps your body temperature regulated
Feeling too hot or too cold is never ideal for one’s health.
Both long-term health and short-term comfort need to keep your body temperature regulated.
More than 70 percent of body heat escapes through the head.
Cold also penetrates through the head especially one without much hair.
A hat will help to keep your entire body warmer during colder months.
3) Protects your scalp and hair from elements.
Have you been out in the sun with a clean-shaven scalp with the sun beating down mercilessly on you?
I bet it wasn’t an enjoyable experience.
For ladies, you might be under the scorching sun or in the rain and worried that the hair you have spent so much on will be ruined.
Hats can be worn to shield your scalp and hair from the full force of the elements.
Also, remember that the scalp is an easy entrance for cold. In cold weather conditions, you can just get a hat to keep you warm and safe.
3) Helps you maintain good posture
This is one benefit that is often overlooked but important for our health.
A great hat will make you stand out and boost your confidence.
But in standing out, you also stand well.
Most times, we find ourselves in a hunched or slouched position whether sitting or standing.
The effect of this is back and neck pains which may result in other debilitating health conditions in the long run.
A good hat will keep you upright as bending over would not only spoil the fit but will also take out the elegance you are trying to achieve in the first place.
4) Prevents serious illnesses
We already talked about illnesses that can develop as a result of too much exposure to sun rays and unregulated body temperatures.
For very young children, parents and guardians must be careful to always keep them warm.
Babies are more exposed to cold so a head covering is always necessary.
For older people who have a more difficult time staying warm and are at greater risk for body-temperature related illnesses, hats can be used in addition to other clothing to keep them warm.
We have seen that beyond its function as a go-to accessory to make that elegant fashion statement, it also keeps us healthy in ways we may not have thought of and take for granted.
Everyone should have hats as part of their wardrobe.
So, the next time you think of getting a gift for a wellness round-up, consider getting a hat.
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