Train­out­side­for ahealth­ier­heart

Ex­er­cise helps boost vi­ta­min D lev­els

Men's Fitness - - Updates -

Do­ing your train­ing ses­sions un­der the sun can im­prove the health of your heart by re­duc­ing your risk of heart at­tacks and strokes. That’s be­cause of a “syn­er­gis­tic” link between ex­er­cise and good lev­els of vi­ta­min D, ac­cord­ing to the re­sults of a 20year study just pub­lished in the Jour­nal Of Clin­i­cal En­docrinol­ogy And Me­tab­o­lism. The ben­e­fits for the heart of both ex­er­cise and ad­e­quate vi­ta­min D are well known, but the new re­search sug­gests that they have a joint role in pre­vent­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, specif­i­cally be­cause ex­er­cise helps boost vi­ta­min D stores. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant in the UK be­cause we don’t get enough strong sun­light in the au­tumn and win­ter for our bod­ies to make this vi­ta­min, which has a di­rect role in not just heart health, but many bi­o­log­i­cal func­tions in­clud­ing testos­terone lev­els.

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