Many in the northern part of the country are deficient in vitamin D and the best source is from the sun. It takes very little exposure to receive maximum health benefits. When prolonged sun exposure is unavoidable you'll want to choose a chemical free sunscreen. A great source for the best sunscreens are listed on the EWG website here: http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/best-sunscreens/best-beach-sport-sunscreens/
Benefits of Vitamin D
"The sunshine vitamin may protect against a host of diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon. What's more, sunlight has other hidden benefits—like protecting against depression, insomnia, and an overactive immune system." Quote from USNEWS.com link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/heart/articles/2008/06/23/time-in-the-sun-how-much-is-needed-for-vitamin-d
Calculate how much sun you need for healthy doses of vitamin d.
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