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Sunlight and Vitamin D

In another short sighted health recommendation, the world’s health authorities have been warning all of us to avoid the sun in fear of getting skin cancer. A reasonable recommendation for protecting the skin, yet with increased sedentary lifestyles and use of SPF sunscreens, we are now suffering a worldwide epidemic of overt vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency leading to increased risks of all kinds of cancers ranging from prostate, breast and colon or lowered immunity, heighten risk for autoimmunity.

The bottomline is that we must all realize that when health advice is given in an across the board manner, that we as health consumers must still use common sense to protect ourselves and our loved ones. The concept of avoiding the sun in totality and/or wearing an SPF of 15 that blocks 99% of UV vitamin D producing and to think that there would be no health ramifications is equivalent to stopping water consumption in fear of contamination and not wondering if there will be a need to address the long term consequences of such a decision.

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Improve Posture

  • 1.Avoid slouching. Be aware of your posture as you walk, sit, and drive, keep shoulders squared and head pulled back and up.

  • 2.Imagine a thread pulling the top of your head toward the ceiling. Visualization can help improve your sense of position.

  • 3.If your job requires you to sit for long periods, take frequent breaks to stand, stretch and shake it out.

  • 4.Maintain a strong core to help support proper posture. Add core-training exercises to your daily routine.

  • 5.A firm mattress and ergonomic pillow help achieve proper back support while you sleep, so you'll stand straighter in the a.m.

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