December is the month that makes us tired. We wake up for work in the dark, and most of us come home in the dark (at least semi-darkness). We don't have that daylight that we were so used to this summer or even in October.
Most people in the U.S. cranked their clocks back an hour, this doesn't help the length of the daylight, in fact it shortens it more.
Daylight in December? What's that? You have to make an extra effort to go outside to see and feel it. You have to hurry because at about 3:30 the sun is going to get ready to set. Can you believe that? 3:30!? It's sad but true.
Think about that. In July or August, we were still doing outdoor activities at 4:00 or even 5!! Now, in December, 5:00 PM feels like 11PM.
So, no daylight in sight...people are getting S.A.D. (seasonal depression), and our Vitamin D levels are plummeting.
How can we fix it?
Start your daily Vitamin D dosages now, if you haven't started already. Vitamin D is better absorbed through your skin by sunlight (without sunscreen!!!) but you can also find Vitamin D in capsule form or drink a couple tablespoons of Cod Liver Oil too. Did you just grimace when you read the words 'Cod Liver Oil?'
Good news for you - Cod Liver Oil has different flavors now so you won't grimace!
Add your own sunlight to your body for the winter with some Vitamin D capsules or Cod Liver Oil. Of course it's not the same as sunlight, but it does it's job until we can bask into the sunlight again.