6 Signs You Might Need to Get Out More
The fact that it's cold out is a pretty good excuse for not stepping outside too often, but is it enough? It seems that 60 percent of women workers remain completely indoors all day with minimal exposure to sunlight — naughty. And it is the same women, aged 18 to 34 years who have one of the highest rates of Vitamin D deficiency. Have we really slip, slop, slapped our way into this? Yep, it seems our Aussie sun habits can't help us here.
Cancer Council Australia suggests, in Winter those in the southern parts of Australia (where UV levels are lower) might need about two to three hours of sunlight to the face, arms and hands over a week. And it's important to note, that sensible sun protection with suncream won't put you at risk. There are of course are other ways to up the intake. You can take supplements or eat foods like eggs, salmon, mushrooms and milk products.
So, in honour of National Vitamin D Awareness Day, we're taking a look at a few indicators that might suggest you need more of the sunshine vitamin.