Thursday, November 27, 2008

'Let The Sunshine In' To Protect Your Heart This Winter

I once had a college student acquaintance say that I was the first adult he'd ever met who defended tanning beds. So be it. He just didn't have the right kind of adult friends. The bottom line is that you need sunshine during the winter. And since for most of us, getting out by the pool isn't an option (it's an unseasonably cold 27 degrees out right now), I go to a tanning bed 3 or 4 times a week. With a tan, you look better, feel better, and guard against all kinds of diseases. That's my kind of health insurance.

Science Daily (Nov. 26, 2008) — The temperature might not be the only thing plummeting this winter. Many people also will experience a decrease in their vitamin D levels, which can play a role in heart disease, according to a new review article in Circulation.

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