The Best Way to Get Your Vitamin D

vitamin dExperts agree that the best way to get Vitamin D is from the sun. But, with the fear of skin cancers and sun damage, experts also recommend that we wear sunscreens that block the sun’s harmful rays and it’s beneficial Vitamin D.

So, I asked experts to share their advice for safely getting Vitamin D from the sun. Here are two tips they shared:

Start Early

A minimum of 30 minutes a day outside without sunscreen or sunglasses, the earlier in the day the better. If someone burns easily, the 30 minute goal needs to be reached over a few weeks’ time in order to allow the skin to build up it’s own natural defense of melanin.

— Dr. Sheilagh Weymouth, www.WholeLifeHealthCare.com

Get out for a 30 minute walk!

I am 43 and I like to get my Vitamin D from the sun! 20-30 minutes without sunscreen allows the body to take in Vitamin D. A short walk around the block, not only provides exercise, it can also be a great source of Vitamin D!

— Christy Cook, Founder, Teach My, www.teachmy.com

So, get out and safely get your dose of Vitamin D today!

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