Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘vitamin d’

Soaking up the sun

Last week¬†I was walking up to one of my classes where students were waiting for the previous class to get finished so we could practice yoga. One student looked at me and said something to the effect that I looked happy and smiling. I said, it’s the sun! We are transitioning into Spring. Last week […]


The risks of ultraviolet exposure

Since moving to Portland I have noticed a lot of dentists, Goodwill stores and pet hospitals. There are also a lot of tanning salons. According to Sperling’s Best Places, on average Portland has 144 days of sun a year. (The U.S. in general has 205 average sunny days.) Current Results¬†estimates Portland to have 142 days […]


Getting my calcium & vitamin D

The other day I had a doctor’s appointment to establish the new doctor/new patient relationship. As we discussed my health history my doctor (who I think is great) asked me what supplements I take. I told her I take melatonin to help with sleep. I also take Tums for the calcium. (I started taking calcium […]