Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our kids should be like superman.

This past weekend was beautiful. So we decided to try and get outside as much as possible. If everyone remembers Superman needs the Earth's yellow sun to gain powers, so do we! Yes everyone the lives as far north as us does not get enough Sun, more specifically vitamin D.

According to U.S. News, "In the winter, it's impossible to produce vitamin D from the sun if you live north of Atlanta because the sun never gets high enough in the sky for its ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the atmosphere."
So why should we spend more time outside, well..."The sunshine vitamin may protect against a host of diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon. What's more, sunlight has other hidden benefits—like protecting against depression, insomnia, and an overactive immune system."

So get outside, but be aware of how much sun you are getting. Don't burn! Oh and take more pictures, but first make sure you don't let you kid have your camera, you may not get it back.

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