The other day we went out to the CMU baseball game to watch our Chippewas take on Northern Illinois. Hey, it was baseball, a Sunday afternoon and the sun was shining. Seriously. The sun was shining!
Since we were closed up all winter, we both agreed that this also would be a great opportunity for exposure to some much-needed sunlight. After all, according to a National Multiple Sclerosis Society report, previous studies found evidence that higher lifetime exposure to sunlight (through which the skin makes Vitamin D) and higher blood levels of Vitamin D may reduce a person’s risk of developing MS. In addition, two clinical trials are under way to determine the benefits of Vitamin D for people who have MS, which include reducing the frequency of MS relapses.
While this information could qualify as a helpful tip for this feature, we wanted to add something that goes further: Remember to use sunscreen as you soak up the rays (and Vitamin D) while enjoying the summer sunshine.