Vitamin D is important for regulating calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are vital to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. It also helps reduce inflammation and fights infection including colds and the flu.
From March to the end of September, most people should be able to make all the vitamin D they need from being outside in the sunlight. In the brightest months, just 5-15 minutes a day can be sufficient exposure. However, in the March/April it may be necessary to spend 20-40 minutes outside a day in order to reach these levels.
With March 20th being the start of British spring time, we can all look forward to warmer temperatures and sunny days.
This March, I challenge you to spend 20-minutes outside a day to get your adequate vitamin D from safe sun exposure.
Bonus photo-walk challenge: To help you stay motivated and inspire others to get outside, it would be fantastic if you would like to share some photos from your walks.