The ONE thing to do this summer for better health + happiness
I don't know about you, but to me, summer is so special. The sun is finally shining, the days are longer, and there's lots of BBQs! What could be better!? I love to spend my days at the beach, soaking up the sun and spending time with friends and family.
Summer is usually when a lot of us feel the happiest and have the most energy, and there's a logical reason why...
Because what makes summer so special exactly? All that SUN! And what does the sun give us? Vitamin D!
Exposure to the sun is the best and most effective way to absorb vitamin D. Fun fact: our bodies actually create vitamin D in the skin from our own cholesterol when we are exposed to sunlight! We can get some vitamin D from food, but almost never enough to reach healthy levels. Vitamin D is a powerhouse that helps our body in tremendous ways and is so crucial for optimal health.
So the one thing we can do this summer for better health and happiness!? Spend some time out in the sun!
Why is vitamin D so beneficial for us?
Keeps our bones healthy and strong.
Strengthens our immune system, so we're less likely to get sick.
Helps protect us from cancer by regulating cell growth and enhancing cell-to-cell communication.
Helps to regulate our mood and ward off depression.
Can increase your physical strength.
Reduces your risk of type 1 diabetes.
May help you live longer!