CPM’s Happy Drug of Choice …
The last two weeks we have been blest with some amazing weather in South Dakota … There have been 70 even 80 degree days (which is unheard of in March) Typically March is the month with the most snow, and when you are completely done with winter and want to get outside but can’t.
These fantastic days have put me in fabulous mood. I have felt rejuvenated, energetic, happy, etc… You forgot the importance that sun (vitamin D in particular) has on your mental and physical state! It felt great to just soak in the sun or walk around and not have to be so bundled up!
1.It helps the intestine absorb nutrients, including calcium and
phosphorus. This ensures strong bones and a strong immune system.
2. Vitamin D prevents osteomalacia and rickets. Osteomalacia, which
causes weakness of the muscular system and brittle bones, is most prevalent
among adults with vitamin D deficiency. Rickets is a skeletal deformity mostly
seen in children with vitamin D deficiency.
3. Vitamin D provides calcium balance in the body that prevents
osteoporosis or arthritis.
4. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure, reduces stress and tension,
relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms, reduces respiratory
infections, helps in differentiation of the cells, aids in insulin secretion,
helps fight depression, improves overall skin health by reducing wrinkles, makes
skin soft, strong, and smooth, and improves cardiovascular strength by providing
a protective lining for the blood vessels.
5.Vitamin D is recommended in the treatment of several diseases. It may
prevent preaclamsia by improving kidney function, cancer by controlling abnormal
multiplication of cancer cells, diabetes mellitus by controlling insulin
production, hyperparathyroidism by reducing parathyroid numbers, osteomalacia by
improving bone and muscle strength, hypophosphatemia by controlling the
phosphates in the body, hypocalcaemia by preventing abnormal deposition of
calcium, and renal osteodystrophy by regulating calcium content and
The benefits of vitamin D can be obtained by increasing exposure to
sunlight and including vitamin D rich foods into your diet like fish, cod liver
oil, milk, and eggs. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also good sources of
Although vitamin D supplements are not as effective as synthesizing
vitamin D naturally by the body, they are still effective in treating several
medical conditions. Vitamin D fortified food products and fortified milk can
also provide this essential nutrient to our body.
The O-Board Says…
4rds for Qualtiy
A. Get Gymnasty
(40 sec on 20 sec rest)
I. Deck Squats
II. Ring dips/Stationary Dips
III. Handstand Hold
IV. Hollow Hold
B. AMRAP 12min
5 Toe To Bar
15 DB Pushups
Posted By: Annie