Sun exposure is the most natural and effective way to get Vitamin D which has a range of positive side effects including
- a boost in your mood
- increased immunity
- reduced blood pressure
- improved bone density
Everyone's vitamin D needs are different depending on their age, skin pigmentation and environment, but everyone benefits from keeping healthy vitamin D levels all year round.
How to get enough vitamin D
Concerned you aren't getting enough vitamin D? Whether it's through food, supplements, or a little extra sun exposure, make sure to give your body the boost it requires:
- Sun Exposure is the most natural and effective way to get VitaminD. 20-30 minutes of sunlight is recommended per day. The earlier in the morning you expose your skin to sunlight, the more effective it will be.
- Diet supports vitamin D intake. Some foods are naturally higher in vitamin D than others. These include oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolk.
- Supplements taken daily will help to tied you over during the darker autumn / winter months. Some people find that taking vitamin D supplements all year round massively benefits their physical and mental wellbeing.
- Fortified Foods such as milk, yoghurt and orange juice often contain vitamin D, always check the label.
Try to get out the house for half an hour between 8 am - 12 pm. If you can drag yourself out of bed early enough to see the sunrise, you will feel the optimal benefits.