Tuesday, June 1, 2010
So many people are spending a lot more time indoors these days. During our time spent outdoors, we are warned to cover our skin and wear sunscreen. We need sunlight to shine upon our skin in order to make the vitamin D our bodies need yet we must be cautious not to let our skin burn. More or less exposure time is needed depending on how close to the equator we live. Most of us will not be able to get enough in the winter. I worry about my parents who spend little to no time outside all year. Our best bet is to get a blood test, know our vitamin D level for summer AND winter. We can take enough Vitamin D supplements to maintain a healthy level. Go on and get tested!