General United States Weather

Don’t Let the Heatwave Keep You from Daily Dose of Vitamin D!


Temperatures in DMV areas from CNN

With the cloudy sky and high humidity in the Northeast coupled with high temperatures, many are waiting for the rain to cool the region down. Although one could think that it is too hot to go out to exercise, there are many reasons to do so nonetheless. According to, “low vitamin D intake is considered a major public health concern across the globe. Vitamin D deficiency is estimated to affect 13% of the world’s population,” and “emerging research suggests that vitamin D may help prevent a variety of illnesses, such as depression, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.”

1500-2,000 IU per day are needed according to the US Endocrine Society’s recommendation. The U.S. National Academy of Medicine suggests that a daily intake of up to 4,000 IU of vitamin D per day is safe for most people, and some people needs more than 30,000 IU per week to have better health conditions such as maintain healthy blood level and strong bone health and its management.

Of course, there are many obstacles we encounter, and we have to huddle and control ourselves and how far we can push. Taking a two- or four-legged friend might be helpful, although some of the more winter-focused friends such as Samoyeds might struggle.

Yes, the heatwave is difficult, but we also need Vitamin D. Maybe a nice early morning walk could solve the struggle.

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