The Elderly Benefit From Sunlight

21st March 2012

 Senior citizens need to spend more time outdoors to boost their levels of vitamin D and lower their risk of chronic disease.

As we get older our skin is less efficient at forming vitamin D and our diet may also become less varied, with a lower natural vitamin D content. When we are older we may need to spend more time outdoors to stimulate the same levels of vitamin D we had when we were younger to compensate

 Involve yourself in outdoor activities in the spring summer months.

  • Walk around your local park
  • Join a local bowling team
  • Tidy up your garden after the winter months
  • Join a Tai-Chi group often outdoors in the summer months
  • Gentle excersie in the garden

 Treat yourself to some FREE vitamin D from the sun, there are not many things in life that are free now a day’s.