Get out and get some sunlight!

Sophia McDermott Drysdale

There are so many aspects to health. We need to fuel our bodies properly for optimal health and we need to move it every day - whether it be on the mat in BJJ class or going for a brisk walk. But  one factor that is often  overlooked is the amount of time we spend outside in the fresh air getting our daily dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D is considered by some to be the most important vitamin out there. It is responsible for so many things including the regulation of other minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus which are essential for strong bones among other things. Vitamin D has also been shown to help regulate blood glucose levels (good for insulin management) and it is good for mental health. Regardless, getting sunlight is essential for mental health. So even though it is still cold in some places, try your best to get out and get at least 15 minutes per day of natural sunlight to enjoy the myriad of benefits.