The Virginia DCR (Department of Conservation & Recreation) Division of State Parks works hard to provide healthy recreational opportunities for park visitors.
Syndicated columnist Dr. Peter Gott wrote an article yesterday that appeared in newspapers around the country. In the article he discussed various issues surrounding Vitamin D and its important role in bone health. http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_12146036?source=rss
While many doctors disagree on the the use and amount of the Vitamin D supplements, they all agree that being outside in the sun for 15 minutes a day drasticaly improves overall bone and personal health. Our bodies make Vitamin D when sunlight touches our skin.
Unfortunately, Vitamin D deficiency is on the rise across all populations—especially in young people who spend time indoors playing video games and watching television.