Saturday, December 5, 2015

Healthy Habit #1

My husband works an office job from about 8am to 6pm, in other words, as the sun comes up he is in an office building and he gets off of work right around the time the sun goes down.  This leaves him without any sunlight 5 to 6 days out of the week.  Today I was able to take a scenic walk with him for some exercise and sunshine. After doing so, we both felt like we had more energy and a better mood for the rest of the day, so from now on I'm going to try and make this a #HealthyHabit for both of us to benefit from!

 So often we are told to avoid sun exposure; lather on sunscreen, and put on shades. We forget that originally we not only were made with skin that adapts to sun exposure, but we also needed it as a natural source of Vitamin D.  Now we can take vitamins, but it is difficult to self dose, and very easy to get outside for at least 10-15 minutes of sun per day.  You can also up your intake of these 8 foods:

  • Salmon
  • Orange Juice(fortified)
  • Cereal (fortified)
  • Milk (fortified) 
  • Eggs 
  • Shrimp
  • Sardines
  • Yogurt (fortified) I like greek best!
For more information on the importance of Vitamin D, check out this article by Alisa Bowman

So take a walk with a friend or loved one in a scenic area this weekend and enjoy some sun, who knows, you might make a few friends along the way!

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