Vitamin D

Winter Wellness

How to Keep Well this Winter

Cold weather in the winter lowers your immune system response levels, due to lack of vitamin D from the sun. Dry air during this period, as well as a weaker nose immunity, all mean that you may be more susceptible to bugs and viruses. The main way to stay well during winter is to keep your home warm and keep yourself warm by wrapping up in extra layers when heading out. Eating at least one hot meal a day, as well as hot drinks regularly can also help to keep you warm. It is also important to stop the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly with soap and water. Of course, these are the basics, but what else should we be doing? What should we be keeping our medicine cabinet stocked up with? Stay Healthy with these Vital Vitamins Vitamins can help to boost your immune system to…

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Why should I care about Vitamin D?

Vitamin D, one of the most integral vitamins that all of us need to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate intake, and it also has a significant impact on our bones, teeth, and muscle growth. Not only that, Vitamin D plays a key part in keeping your immune system operating to its optimum and those with severe infections are often found to have very low Vitamin D. It is reported that over one-fifth of the population in the UK suffers from Vitamin D deficiency due to the lack of exposure to sunlight (Crowe, 2019), and this was identified before the pandemic, so that now with our new hybrid working options where a lot of us can work from home and don’t get out as much during daylight, this is a problem that is potentially increasing.  The Importance of Vitamin D Boosting your immune system Vitamin D helps to boost…

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