Benefits of Sunshine

TuesJune19CI.jpgIN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is research demonstrating another benefit  you’ll experience spending a bit of time in the sunshine.

MAKING CHANGES: Not too many changes today - just a few minutes more each day in the sun.

FACT OR FICTION: Frightening, overwhelming and deadly - let’s not mess with them!


In The News

Researchers from the University of Bergen found receiving a normal amount of vitamin D each day may reduce your risk of early death if you have cardiovascular disease. The study concluded people who have suffered from heart disease and ensure they have normal levels of vitamin D may reduce their risk of mortality by 30 percent. The researchers followed as many as 4,000 people with heart disease for 12 years.

"We discovered that the right amount of vitamin D reduces the risk of death substantially. However, too much or too little increase the risk," says Professor Jutta Dierkes at the Department of Clinical Medicine, UiB, which lead the study.


Daily Health Tip

Your best source of vitamin D is the sun as your body is best adept at integrating a complex number of vitamins and nutrients to maintain your optimal health.

Making Changes

Get at least 20 minutes of sunshine on unprotected skin a day and have your vitamin D levels measured every 6 months. If unable to get enough sun to maintain your levels, consider a vitamin D3 supplement, combined with vitamin K2 (MK7 form) and magnesium to prevent calcification of your arteries from the additional D. Your body takes care of all of this without your assistance by eating a balanced diet and getting enough sunshine.


Daily Affirmation

Some of my siblings live far away, but I find ways to stay in touch with them. I make good use of the social media sites in order to touch base with them on a regular basis. I post family pictures and other items of interest to them.
When my brothers or sisters are not feeling well, I ensure that they know I care. I take them a flower or small gift to lift their spirits.

Fact or Fiction?

Avalanches are frightening, overwhelming and deadly.  They happen when a layer of snow collapses and slides downhill. They are caused by one of three things plus a trigger. Either the snow is on a steep slope or there is a weak layer in the snow to cause a slide once triggered. They can be triggered by wind, rain, earthquakes, warming temperatures, skiers, snowmobiles, hikers or vibrations from construction.  Thousands of avalanches occur in Canada each year and more are triggered by rangers to keep their areas safe for people and animals.

Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team


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