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5 health benefits to spending time alfresco - Harvard Health July 08 2015

  1. Your vitamin D levels will go up
  2. You’ll get more exercise (especially if you’re a child)
  3. You’ll be happier (especially if your exercise is ‘green’)
  4. Your concentration will improve
  5. You may heal faster





How much vitamin D can you get from the sun this summer? July 01 2015

Summer is the best time to optimize your UVB exposure which gives you vitamin D. But year round sun exposure gives you endorphins and nitric oxide, all essential to overall wellness and better moods. 

 


Strength of the sun is #1 Factor for Safer + Healthier Sun Exposure. June 19 2015

Intensity of the sun and skin color are the two most important first steps in getting balanced sun exposure – enough to reap it's healthy benefits, but not so much you damage your skin. SunFriend makes it easy.


Yes, it’s true! Sunlight helps grow healthier Children! January 24 2015

60 percent of children may have suboptimal levels of vitamin D. Prolonged and untreated vitamin D deficiency can affect multiple organs and functions, including bone growth and density, metabolism, heart and immunity, but it rarely causes overt symptoms and often goes unnoticed. 

Vitamin D deficiency in childhood can cause skeletal deformities, brittle bones, frequent fractures and lead to premature osteoporosis in later life. However emerging evidence suggests that vitamin D is involved in far more than bone health. Recent studies have found a link between low vitamin D levels and some cancers, heart disease, suppressed immunity and even premature death.