Chelsea Crockett

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Myths and Misconceptions about Vitamin D

We all learned in school that going outside and getting some vitamin D was super important for our health. There is so much more to know about this crucial vitamin,…

We all learned in school that going outside and getting some vitamin D was super important for our health. There is so much more to know about this crucial vitamin, and there are so many myths about its abilities out there! Here are some common misconceptions about vitamin D and the explanations behind the myths. 

Myth: If you live somewhere sunny, you don’t have to worry about vitamin D: 

Even if you live in a sunny climate like California or Hawaii you still might not be getting enough vitamin D. We live in a society that spends most of our time inside or in our cars, so we barely see the light of day. Your clothes cover up most of your skin, plus theimages (3) sunscreen that you wear also blocks out most of the sun rays that carry vitamin D. More on that later. So, even the most sunny populations suffer from vitamin D loss. 

Myth: If you wear sunscreen you won’t get any vitamin D

Yes, it is true that good sunscreen blocks out the UVB rays that prompt your skin to produce its vitamin D. BUT, unless you are covering up every square inch of your skin, you are going to get at least some vitamin D intake. Even the tips of your fingers and the backs of your elbows can absorb the vitamin, not to fear! 

Myth: You can get enough vitamin D from the foods you eat

Yes, foods like seafood and milk that are protein sources do contain some vitamin D. But unless you are willing to down multiple glasses of milk and a couple servings of salmon every day, then getting enough vitamin D in your diet is out of the picture. 

Moral of the story? Spend some time outside during the day, in the shade, and get some vitamin D the natural way. It takes about 15-30 minutes for your body to absorb it’s daily vitamin D requirement, so go outside and run a mile or swim some laps! 

XOXO, Chels 

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Everything You Need to Know About Vitamins and Beauty!

There’s no magical pill you can take to make yourself look or feel younger…the secret is in vitamins!  Vitamins have been proven to make our skin and body look and…

There’s no magical pill you can take to make yourself look or feel younger…the secret is in vitamins!  Vitamins have been proven to make our skin and body look and feel better and can be found in many foods and in pill form.  Knowing which vitamin does what is very important and can help you better your body.  Check out the 5 best vitamins a woman needs to stay beautiful!Chelsea Crockett- vitamins for beauty

  1. Vitamin E: This vitamin helps reduce dryness and provide the skin with moisture. It can also protect skin from harm done by the sun and boost UV defense. This is especially important for people who are outdoors often.
  2. Vitamin D: Also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D will improve your skin’s overall appearance and give it a nice healthy glow. (salmon, egg yolk, cheese)
  3. Vitamin C: If you’re looking for a de-stressor, then we’ve found the vitamin for you! When taken in large doses, it’s proven to boost your overall mood which relates back to your body’s overall look and feeling. (oranges, strawberries, broccoli)
  4. Biotin: By promoting healthy growth, biotin is the miracle vitamin for hair and nails!
  5. Vitamin A: This is the best age fighter! It helps clear up dark spots and wrinkles, and helps smooth out roughness.

Whether you take a complete multi-vitamin, only a few of the vitamins above, or snack on vitamin rich foods, remember you’ll be bettering your body and overall beauty!

Let’s get even more beautiful Insiders!

Chelsea

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Get Up, Go Outside, and Be Happy!

Nature is one of God’s most wonderful gifts!   It’s all around you, so why not take advantage of it?  It’s easier to be happy when you’re outside in the warm…

Nature is one of God’s most wonderful gifts!   It’s all around you, so why not take advantage of it?  It’s easier to be happy when you’re outside in the warm sun and cool breeze.  It’s much better than being stuck indoors!  Whenever possible, get up and go outside!  I promise it’ll make all the difference.

Your body recognizes when it’s outdoors and indoors.  Greenness, water, plants, and sun are proven to relax the body.  It does some good for the mind, body, and soul.  Just a few minutes outside a day can reset the body and reduce stress.  It’s also a great way to get vitamin D, which can be produced naturally in the body through sunlight exposure.  Vitamin D aids in a healthy immune system, helps us keep a healthy weight, prevents cancer, and can reduce inflammation.  It’s so important to be out in the sun!

Another benefit of being outdoors is your endurance!  When working out, it’s easier to run farther when you have beautiful surroundings to look at.  It’s a sort of distraction!  Try going for a Chelsea Crockett- run outsidelonger run than usual throughout a park or neighborhood or do pull-ups on a tree branch.  You can even do your ab work in the nice open field of green grass.  Your mind won’t even realize how hard your body is working!

I hope you’ll make an effort to spend more time outdoors.  Your body will thank you for it!

Love,

            Chelsea

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