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By Lynne Rogers FNP-C
Seeley-Swan Medical Center 

The Benefits of Vitamin D

Health Happens

 

Lynne Rogers, FNP-C

One of the best things about living in Seeley Lake is the abundance of outside activities available. My favorite outdoor activities are hiking and kayaking. While we are outside getting active, our bodies are busy making Vitamin D. According to the National Institutes of Health, 40 percent of the US population is Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because your body creates Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

Exposure needs to be at least 10 minutes three to four times weekly. The further you live from the equator the longer the exposure to the sun needs to be...



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