Protect Your Skin: If you’re heading off to the beach to enjoy the sun, sand and surf this summer, it’s essential that you take the right steps to protect your skin. Experts suggest applying sun screen with an SPF of 30 or higher before arriving at the beach, then reapplying after swimming or sweating to ensure adequate protection from harmful UV rays. However, sun exposure has been found to offer positive health benefits, as well, such as increasing your body’s production of Vitamin D.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from low levels of vitamin D, and studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk of heart disease, to which experts advocate for supplementation in the winter of about 2,000 IUs per day and a dose of daily sunshine in the summer.
To read more about the sun and Vitamin D, visit http://health.usnews.com
More tips on staying healthy this summer:
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