Get Healthier…In Seconds!

woman stretching legs( — You already know you should exercise more, sleep more, and see the doctor more often for those important check-ups.

But what if you want to improve your health a little more right now?

Well, guess what? Instant health boosters DO exist. Simple things, such as sitting up straighter or even having a quickie, can have very real benefits, says Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, the Maui, Hawaii-based medical director for the Nutritional Magnesium Association and author of Future Health Now Encyclopedia.

So, in addition to adopting a healthier lifestyle, if you want a dose of instant health, do any and all of the following in the next 60 seconds:

Take a Vitamin D Supplement. This super-vitamin comes from the sun and in the form of supplements — and it could help you become super healthy. Vitamin D has been shown to help reduce deaths from a number of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes (three diseases that account for up to 70 percent of deaths for people age 50 and older). While the research on vitamin D has produced conflicting results (not all studies have shown a benefit), what is clear is that many people are D-deficient. For a simple health fix-up that takes mere seconds, take 1,000 international units of vitamin D3 a day, Dr. Dean advises.