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Vitamin D is especially necessary for this specific population

In an earlier article “Why you need Vitamin D now!” the importance of Vitamin D for overall health was discussed.

Now there is even more reason to assure your vitamin D levels is within a normal range, especially if you are overweight.

A new study based on a survey of over 250 people suggests that severely obese people with vitamin D deficiency may have poorer physical functioning than those with normal levels of the vitamin.

In the United States today, one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) are obese. The majority of these people suffer from poor flexibility and movement. This lack of mobility can reduce quality of life and may actually increase the risk of early death, the researchers noted.

This study strongly suggests that a link between low vitamin D levels and the lack of freedom of movement of obese people might exist.

Improving vitamin D levels could be a simple matter of spending more time outside, because sun exposure can naturally boost the body's vitamin D production.

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This study provides even more reason to get off the couch and get some of that important vitamin D “sunshine vitamin.”

Even though the idea behind weight loss is simple--burn more calories than you eat-losing weight is actually one of the most difficult tasks you can undertake.

The positive way to proceed is to exercise and eat for the health of it. Of course, check with your health care professional before your begin any exercise program.

And try not to be discouraged if you mess up. Just get back into a good regime and keep in mind your ultimate goal…a long, healthy, good quality of life.

Spring is here and natural vitamin D is readily available just outside your front door.

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