Get a hit of the sunshine vitamin
The sun is both the major cause behind skin cancer and your best vitamin D source, so being sun smart
is a balancing act. The key vitamin maintains calcium and phosphorus levels, and keeps your bones healthy and strong.
Studies show people who use sunscreen in summer still have adequate vitamin D levels, and even more if they exercise outdoors. Most Australians get enough vitamin D through incidental exposure to the sun.
If you’re over 50, dark-skinned, immobile, do little outdoor activity or cover up for any reason, you may be at risk of deficiency. Speak to your GP about whether you need to take supplements.