The next time you’re lounging outside soaking up the sun, you can also rest easy knowing that you’re receiving health benefits as well! The sun provides a valuable vitamin–vitamin D. This little vitamin has enormous benefits. When you own a pool, there are many opportunities to enjoy the sun.  We’ve put together a list of the top benefits that enjoying the sunshine can provide.

1. Fighting Cancer

Vitamin D can stimulate your pancreas and increase insulin. In short, it can benefit your immune system. By taking 645 IU of vitamin D per day, it’s been proven to have a 40% decrease in precancerous colon polyps.

2. Stronger Bones

Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium, improving bone health and reducing diseases like osteoporosis, commonly caused by a vitamin D deficiency.

3. Lower Blood Pressure

Is your blood pressure too high? Vitamin D can lower your blood pressure!

4. Reduced Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

A study in a 2004 issue of Neurology indicated that women who consume vitamin D supplements are 40% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis compared with those not taking over-the-counter supplements.

5. Reduced Risk of Diabetes

Vitamin D has been proven to fight diabetes. There is growing evidence that vitamin D deficiency could be a contributing factor in the development of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

So how much vitamin D do you need? Doctors recommend about 1000 IU per day. While drinking milk, eating foods like salmon and taking vitamin supplements are helpful, the sun can also provide vitamin D. You can be on your way to reaping all the great benefits of vitamin D by owning a pool! A pool provides a convenient way to enjoy the sunshine–with all the added benefits of life-long memories and entertainment. Contact Leisure Pools today (www.leisurepools.com.au) and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.