Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!
We knew Labor Day had to be known for something besides the last summer cook-out! In the United States, Labor Day officially marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.
Can we hear a hearty hip, hip hooray?!
But did you know that as the summer sun fades and the fall and winter fast approaches—vitamin D levels wane and player injuries increase?
According to an article, by Bill Gillete, in Dermatology Times E-News…
“Vitamin D deficiency may be unusually high among American football players, with black players and those with muscle injuries showing significantly lower levels, Medscape Today reports.”
Orthopedic surgeon Michael K. Shindle, M.D., led a research team that tested the vitamin D levels of 89 players from the National Football League’s New York Giants, in the spring of 2010.
Investigators found that 27 players — about 30 percent — had deficient total 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels (below 20 ng/mL) and as many as 45 players —just over half —had levels consistent with vitamin D insufficiency (between 20 and 31.9 ng/mL).
Only 17 players — about 19 percent — had vitamin D levels that were within normal limits. The percentage of players with abnormal vitamin D levels was “alarming,” according to Dr. Shindle.”
Just like the NFL players, many us are lacking in vitamin D, as well. In fact, three out of four Americans are likely to be vitamin D deficient. The best and most effective way to get vitamin D is from something we’ve been “protecting” ourselves from for decades—the sun!
To learn how to naturally and safely get vitamin D from the sun—visit SkinhealthTech.com. They’ve developed a “sensor” that gauges the intensity of the sun’s UV rays and helps you determine when you’ve received enough sunlight to produce ample vitamin D.
So, this Labor Day fire up the grill, practice sensible sun exposure to get your vitamin D, and… get ready for some football!