6 Tips for Using Sunlight to Boost Your Vitamin D Levels

Your body produces vitamin D whenever the sun’s UVB rays land on your skin. So, to boost your vitamin D levels, your best bet is to go out and get some sunlight – instead of just turning to your diet (since most foods don’t naturally have vitamin D).

That also means that if you’re not regularly getting very much sunlight, you could very well be vitamin D deficient (which can lead to a host of possible symptoms, like fatigue, depression, muscle weakness, and more). If so, you aren’t alone: researchers estimate that about 40% of adults in the United States are vitamin D deficient!

With that in mind, here are 6 tips for using sunlight to boost your vitamin D levels.

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions – And How to Reach Them

2019 is coming in at full throttle. Because soon, in just a few hours, a brand new year will be upon us all – and with it the opportunity to turn resolutions into reality.

But, as many of us resolution-makers know firsthand, actually achieving New Year’s resolutions is often a year-long challenge that doesn’t always pan out the way we’d like.

In light of this (and in the spirit of New Year’s), we’ve pulled together 5 popular New Year’s resolutions here – and some practical ideas for turning them into solutions.

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Halloween is a “Spooktacular” Time to Think about Your Skeletal Health – Here’s Why

With Halloween rapidly approaching, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about your skeletal health – even if you aren’t the legendary pumpkin king Jack Skellington. Here’s the spooky reason lurking behind that idea: the onset of the cooler, wintry days that follow Halloween can directly affect your skeletal system’s well-being. Continue reading

Vitamin D and Inflammation: What It Can Reveal About Your Health

It can lurk in your body for months and years – relentlessly damaging your tissues and organs – and it goes by the name “chronic inflammation.” Because chronic inflammation can quietly exist at a low level, its presence in your body isn’t always blatantly obvious. Nevertheless, chronic inflammation can slowly-but-surely chip away at your health and increase your risk for various diseases – including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Here’s the good news though: you can test for chronic inflammation in your body with a simple use-it-at-home kit.

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