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Vitamin D – don’t let winter wear you down

With the COVID-19 lockdown over the cooler months, many people found themselves feeling lethargic and suffering from joint aches and pains. The cause – vitamin D deficiency.

With autumn upon us and winter fast approaching, it pays to think about maintaining a healthy level of vitamin D.

Your body produces vitamin D in response to exposure to sunlight and stores it in fat tissue. Without regular exposure to the sun, the levels can drop below the optimum level for muscle and bone health.

Vitamin D deficiency is especially common in colder, wetter regions like Tasmania, but is surprisingly common in other parts of Australia, especially in older people and others who cannot get outside frequently.

At PIM we have a particular interest in the role of nutrition in our health and wellbeing. Contact us to find out more.


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