Dear Doctors: I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet. What about getting it from the sun? Is that too risky? Also, what happens if you don’t get enough?
Dear Reader: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that our bodies require in order to [...]
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need physical activity to promote healthy growth and development. Playing outdoors fosters higher levels of physical activity than indoor play, which is vital for kids since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes of unstructured [...]
Your body needs calcium to make strong, healthy bones — but many children and adults in the United States aren’t getting the calcium they need. Because the body cannot produce this essential mineral, your bones are at risk for osteoporosis when you don’t consume enough calcium from food [...]