Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Your 15 Minute dose of Vitamin D

Summertime, and the livin' is easy, as the song goes.

While living may be a bit more hectic now than in the past, what remains easy is getting your vitamin D in the summer, and that's by exposure to good, old sunshine.

15 minutes a day of sunshine is enough to get your vitamin D quota in. Of course, that's assuming you are clothed in nothing much more than a swimsuit, or something like it. The more clothing you have on, the longer you'll need to be out in the sun.

Sun exposure -- since vitamin D is stored in body fat -- is cumulative, meaning that if you can't get some every day, it's all right, as long as you are getting more exposure on other days.

The other advantage of sun exposure during the summer is that your body will store up the vitamin D for the less sunny months.

So, enjoy your sunshine now. It's one of the few really pleasant ways of getting your vitamins. And it's fun, too ... :-)


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