If you enjoy spending time outside, you probably know firsthand how beneficial it can be. Not only does being in the great outdoors keep you active, but it has a general overall positive effect on your physical and mental health.
The exposure to Vitamin D you get from the sun is just one of many reasons why. Scientists believe that this wonder vitamin can do everything from help fight depression to reduce the risk of heart attack and cancer. Of course, it’s long been known to improve strength, balance and bone health.
All of this makes Vitamin D especially important for seniors, many of whom do not get nearly enough (the daily recommended allowance for those over 70 is 800 IUs). And while sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D, it also comes with its own downsides, particularly the risk of skin cancer, which increases as you age.
Seems like a Catch-22, right? That’s why Home Instead Senior Care of Central Oregon
has put together the following hints to help you successfully solve the Great Sun Conundrum.
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