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Posts Tagged ‘UVB’

By Lexie Runge

Women throughout the Valley are discovering that their frequent fatigue is not just a result of stress or lack of sleep – it is actually linked to vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is fortified in a variety of foods, but we get a majority of our vitamin D from the sun’s UVB rays.  According to Scottsdale Holistic Health, sunlight exposure accounts for 90 percent of your body’s vitamin D levels.  Simply living in a sunny state like Arizona does not guarantee that you’ll receive the proper amounts of vitamin D.  In fact, many Arizona residents are at risk for vitamin D deficiency, as people have become more than diligent about protecting themselves from the sun’s rays.

It is true that excessive amounts of sunlight can be linked to skin cancer, but a mere 15 to 20 minutes in the sun without sunscreen protection can be good for you.  There is no need to feel guilty about getting some sun on a Saturday, just do so in moderation. Read more

May 6, 2011 2:19 am