Most of us are aware that Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health. In my previous post, we briefly touched on how it is impractical to get all your Vitamin D from food sources because it comes in relatively small amounts. However, the sun also provides us with Vitamin D, which is formed when our skin is exposed to UV from the sunlight. The questions is, how long do we need to be exposed to the sun for us to get sufficient amounts of Vitamin D? Well, for people living in Melbourne, you'll require:
1) A few minutes on most days in Summer
2) Two to three hours per week in Winter
As for the other parts of Australia, the image above provides you with a simple guide.
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1) The Australasian College of Dermatologists. How much sun is enough? [Internet]. 2008 June. [cited 2016 September 17]. Available from: http://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/immigranthealth/CCA_Vitamin_D_brochure.pdf