Exercise helps boost vitamin D levels
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.