Did you know that over 40% of Americans suffer from vitamin D deficiency? Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as to stress.
Spring is here, so now is the perfect time to go outside, enjoy some sunlight and fresh air, and boost your vitamin D levels. It doesn't matter whether you walk around the block, walk the trails at a local park, or spend some time in your own yard – just get outdoors. The fresh air will help you feel cleansed and motivated!
Here are some things to do while you're enjoying the outdoors this month:
- Prepare for your gardening projects for this year
- Visit with the neighbors
- Walk to the store or your favorite park
- Rake any leaves that are now uncovered since the snow melted
- Sweep your sidewalks
- Just sit outside and read a good book
Fifteen minutes in the sun will give you a healthy, natural dose of vitamin D, which will help to lift your spirits and motivate you to enjoy the rest of your day!