As we age, it is difficult to avoid aches and pains, it’s also more likely you’ll experience muscle weakness. Although these things comes with the natural aging process, and the stress we’ve put on our bodies, we can help ourselves very easily and for free.
Vitamin D deficiency should not be taken lightly. It poses a lot of health risks and have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, cognitive impairment in adults, osteoporosis, asthma, especially in children and even cancer – yes careless sun exposure can cause cancer, but too little sunlight is also bad for you.
One of the best ways to ensure that you have enough daily Vitamin D is simple – just go outside.
Sun exposure is necessary to get that Vitamin D boost and so taking a vitamin pill form is often unnecessary.
The best time to get Vitamin D is midday, as this is when the sun is at the highest point, and even in the UK where it’s not always that sunny, just 13 minutes of midday sunlight exposure during summer three times a week is enough to maintain healthy levels.
Add to the Vitamin D, the fact that fresh air from being outside has its benefits too and even if it’s cold outside, which also has benefits, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be topping up your natural Vitamin levels courtesy of the sun.