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Do you get enough sunshine?

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I bet all our students in the UK are enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having. Hopefully, the sunshine will stay around for a while, so why not take your books outside and go and study in one of our parks or at the seaside? Not only will you feel happier, you’ll also be healthier! Read this article about the benefits of time in the sun and try to complete the gaps with the missing words. Enjoy!
Lesson by Caroline

Sunshine and Vitamin D

Experts say we need sunshine and vitamin D.

People should go _1_ for some sunshine to help increase their vitamin D levels, a charity is saying. Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone loss and muscle function problems.

The _2_ recommends vitamin D supplements for pregnant women and children aged under five. A few minutes outdoors should achieve the same _3_. A UK doctor said she was _4_ that young children and some adults were not getting enough vitamin D.

Results show 25% of people have low levels of vitamin D and most _5_ women do not take vitamin D supplements. Old people, pregnant women and young children are most at _6_.

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from food. Without it you may have serious _7_ with the health of your bones.

When the days are sunny, go out for a few minutes and _8_ your face and arms to the sunshine, is the advice.

But don't allow your skin to go red, and take care not to burn, particularly in strong sunshine and if you have fair or _9_ skin.

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