For decades now, doctors have been telling us to slather on the sunscreen and hide from the sun’s rays. But it turns out they may have been making us sick – and fat!
More than 60 percent of the women that McGill University researchers tested were vitamin D deficient. And it turns out that the D-deficient women had far fatter and weaker muscles than their sun-loving counterparts.
Low D linked to fat and flabby muscles
While scientists are still unsure why low vitamin D causes fatty muscles, they say that there’s a clear connection.
Vitamin D deficiency is skyrocketing. Lack of this vital vitamin has already been linked with…
- heart disease,
- and asthma.
And now we can add fat and flabby muscles to the list.
It’s time to stop hiding from the sun before it ruins our health! Be sure to get some “unprotected” sun exposure every single day.
Common sense sun exposure is the key
Your best bet when it comes to the sun is to simply use some common sense. If your skin starts to get a little pink, or you’re uncomfortable, you’ve been out too long and it’s time to go inside or put on some protection.
If you’re older, or have darker skin, you’ll likely need a bit more exposure to top up your D levels. And of course if you’re on medications that make you sensitive to the sun follow your doctor’s instructions.