Seriously how good is this weather! Vitamin D has some pretty impressive effects on the body. Sadly, a lot of people are currently vitamin D deficient.
Lifestyles are just more indoors now, often – we work indoors & weekends involve more indoor activities, or for the southern states there is less sunshine during the day in winter. Even the ‘slip slop slap’ campaign plays a role as people cover up a bit more & wear sunscreen more. There are loads more reasons, but you get the idea.
Bottom line is you have to get some vitamin D. I try to work it into the day with 2x 10min ‘outings’ in the sun, when on breaks either in the garden or even a walk around the block. I try to go mid-morning or late afternoon, not around midday (stay sensible, peeps).
Just a couple of reasons why vitamin D is important?
🌞 Assists in protection against dementia – even a moderate deficiency can increase dementia risks.
🌞 Stay slimmer – early morning sun exposure helps regulate your internal body clock, which regulates your metabolism, which in turn influences weight gain.
🌞 Lowers your blood pressure – the sun exposure helps with a pressure reducing compound which is released into your blood vessels
So, go & soak up some sunshine.