Get Some Sunshine!!

This week, let’s talk about Vitamin D!  It’s incredibly important because it helps to support your immune system and keep you healthy. It also helps keep your brain healthy, bones strong, fights against depression, and a whole lot of other amazing things!

And luckily, there are many ways to get your daily intake of vitamin D.

Sunlight – around 20 minutes should do the trick, but FYI sunshine through closed windows does not count – so get outside!

Another great source of vitamin D is fatty fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, eel and tuna (canned tuna or sardines both contain vitamin D). And on the plus side, you also get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from fish.

Eggs are also another place to find your vitamin D, however, they will only give you about 10% of what you need for the day.  You can also find it in beef liver and cod liver oil.

And…last but not least, if you’re not getting enough vitamin D, supplementation may be the way to go!  I have a few great ones in my supplement store ~ my favorite is D3 Liquid Drops 

If you want to read a great article about vitamin D and want to find out exactly how much of it is in certain foods, check out:

This week’s challenge is rather simple….make sure you’re focused on getting enough vitamin D all week either through food, liquids, or just by spending more time outside in daylight!

If you accept this challenge, let me know in a comment!
Yours in good health,Heather Vroman FitEffex Health and Fitness Coach Worcester Metrowest
Health Coach & AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
(508) 523-6143