The importance of Vitamin D

The Importance Of Vitamin D…

Are you deficient?

Have you had any of the following issues or symptoms?

  • fatigue
  • joint & back pain
  • high blood pressure
  • increased incidence of infections
  • failure to respond to exercise
  • general muscle weakness
  • weight gain – body fat
  • poor concentration
  • low mood
  • constipation or diarrhea

The Stats:

  • 90% of the general population in the UK have insufficient Vitamin D levels
  • 1 in 3 over 65 years old are deficient

Sources of Vitamin D:

  • 10-15 minutes in strong sunlight generates 10,000IUs
  • Fish such as herring, sardines, salmon, mackeral, tuna
  • full fat milk
  • eggs
  • supplements

Getting tested:

Go to for information on Vitamin D and to have the most reasonably priced and accessible test around.


Thanks to Ian Craig, Pete Williams and Dr. Adam Carey the speakers at the recent Sports Nutrition Live, hosted by Functional Sports Nutrition magazine, for your inspiration to inform my readers about the health benefits of Vitamin D beyond bone density! Above notes sourced from their presentations.



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Charlene Hutsebaut

Charlene Hutsebaut is a Canadian Personal Trainer and corporate wellness speaker working in London. Charlene wants to help you become the hero in your own healthy story! She was a Life Fitness - Top 10 Global Finalist in the Personal Trainers to Watch Competition 2015. Charlene was the only UK woman to make it and 1 of only 3 women in the top ten. She brings her passion for the outdoors to the core of her workouts. She aims to make wellness achievable for everyone, with or without a gym membership. Her love of fitness started early, at age 3, on her first pair of ice skates. Since then, she has completed degrees in Physical Education and Education as well as studying Athletic Therapy. She is a Stott Pilates instructor and has Functional Sports Nutrition Academy Levels 1 & 2. She has logged an impressive 15,000 PT hours in her 24 years of experience. Charlene’s training is a cutting edge fusion of pilates foundations, mind-body connection and traditional weight training. Charlene trains at the St. Pancras Hotel Spa, or outdoors, in Mother Nature’s gymnasium. When she isn’t training or making fitness videos, Charlene runs corporate workshops, and is the featured expert in Psychologies Life Labs and Monarch Airlines in-flight magazines.

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