My full time job is indoors without any sunlight.  Not to mention that I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  And for a good portion of my life, I was overweight.  According to the Harvard (, these factors increase my risk of vitamin D deficiency.  

But what does Vitamin D do for your body?

* Vitamin D works with both calcium and phosphorus to help your bone grow strong as                 well as fight off disease and deadly cancer cells.  

* It is believed that Vitamin D also assists with strengthening muscles.  

* Prevent heart disease

* Studies show that the vitamin protects the body from type 1 diabetes and the flu

What can you do?

* Regular medical checkups with your doctor

* At least 15 minutes a day in the sunlight (with sunscreen on)

* Keep body weight within healthy BMI limits

* Daily multivitamin supplements (especially if you are losing weight)

When I think about how good it feels to sit in the sun for a few minutes, I do believe it feels good because it is suppose to be good for you.  Our bodies are amazing works of art.  If we take care of them, we can live happily and strong.     

What do you do to ensure you get enough Vitamin D?  Leave a comment below.  Love and happiness. - Jenn