Healthy Action Step of the Day: Get Outside!

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Get outside! Now that spring is here, it’s time to get outside! Not only does being outside simply make us feel better and help to keep our Circadian Rhythm on track, the sun is one of our primary sources of Vitamin D. According to researchers M Wacker and MF Holick in their 2013 study Sunlight and Vitamin D: A Global Perspective for Health, Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an “increased risk for many chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases, some cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, schizophrenia and type 2 diabetes.” It’s also well documented that Vitamin D is critical for bone health and brain activity. And of course, as Certified Health Coach Hannah Stoffel reminds us, sun exposure “increases the production of serotonin, which is the happy hormone, so it helps to lower the rate of depression.”

So what are you waiting for? Get outside!

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