Or at least you'll be less likely to fall down. Because a walk in the sunshine boosts your body's level of vitamin D, and a new study (reviewing 79 previous studies on the topic) found that older folks with a daily intake of at least 1,000 IU of vitamin D had a 16% lower risk of falling. So getting sunshine not only lowers the risk of osteoporosis, it also makes you more steady on your feet! The right advice? Avoid sunburn, not sunshine.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.