The short days and long cold nights of the winter can limit your sun exposure and often leads to lower vitamin D levels in your body.
- Low levels of vitamin D can increase your risk of suffering stress fractures in your feet.
- Calcium builds strong bones, but vitamin D manages the calcium and allows the body to absorb it!
- When vitamin D levels are low, the weight-bearing bones in your feet and ankles may not be strong enough to support you.
- If you are over 50, overweight, and have limited sun exposure, you may be at a higher risk for lower vitamin d levels and foot fractures.
Vitamin D plays a very important role not only in our feet and ankles but in our entire body. To increase your vitamin D levels without increasing your sun exposure, eat fortified foods such as fish, eggs, oatmeal, orange juice, & milk to reach the recommended daily amount of 400 IUs of vitamin D.
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