Finally the sun is back (well, at least intermittently in Geelong). Now is a great time to start getting outside and topping up your Vitamin D levels naturally. Healthy vitamin D levels are necessary to have strong healthy bones, a healthy immune system, prevent cancer, sustain good energy levels and are really really important in preventing and treating depression and keeping us happy. Unfortunately Geelong is known to be one of the worst places in Australia for Vitamin D deficiency. If you have been feeling a bit down over winter - it is probably not just 'in your head'.
To get the recommended daily intake of Vitamin D you require an average of 20 minutes per day of fully body (yes, that is full body!) exposure to direct sunlight i.e. no sunscreen. If you are not used to much sunlight or are particularly fair skinned, it is recommended that you gradually increase your exposure to avoid burning as burning is considered to predispose you to skin cancer. If there is just no way you can get that much Vitamin D or you feel you are already deficient - please discuss this with your chiropractor or other natural health care professional as there are particularly effective ways to get you back on track fast and keep you heading toward a healthy, happy summer. If you are going to do something, get all the best information and do it properly.
Make the most of the sun while it shines to get your mojo going and start 2016 happy and healthy.
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