Want to hear a frightening statistic? Over 60% of adults report spending 5 or less hours outside in nature each week. Yeah... let that sink in. That's less than an hour per day which essentially means that outdoor time is walking to and from your vehicle for work, getting your mail, maybe taking the ole pup on a quick walk. Now for the parents reading, if you're getting less than an hour a day, imagine how little your kids might be getting?
Vitamin-D is essential for immune health and well-being. Vitamin-D plays an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression, after all, Vitamin-D is known as the "Happy Hormone!" One study also showed that doing outdoor activities in the summer reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. In other words, spending time in sunlight outside is super important.
Here are a few ideas to increase your sun exposure and get that VIT-D!
- Take a morning walk to wake yourself up and stimulate brain and body activity!
- Get your laptop and head outside to work for a period of time!
- Grab your favorite book and sneak outside for some quiet time.
- Play a game with your kids - golf, basketball, soccer!
- Take a DIVE in the pool!
Did you get some sun today? If not, what's stopping you? Head outside now and let us know in the comments below!