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Feeling SAD? Try this!

It’s getting to that stage of the year where once you’ve done all of your jobs for the day (or realistically, just 2 of the 20 things on your ever-growing to do list)


It’s dark, cold, and you want a bit of TLC


So it’s no wonder that once the Spring comes around we’re thinking about our summer holidays 

^^ Or you might even be booking a warm, Winter getaway


To get some much needed sun


Which – as you may not know – gives you your much needed Vitamin D3

^^^ It’s actually your (happy) hormone that appears to effect nearly EVERY cell in your body (so it’s pretty important for mood, your immune system, and ultimately, your weight loss)


But could your lack of Vitamin D3 explain why you’re feeling…


SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)?


I mean, even in Barcelona 


^^^ A sunny Mediterranean part of the world)


A recent study found that 68% of patients had insufficient levels of Vitamin D3.


Which begs the question:


What luck do we have here in Sunny Wiltshire? 


I mean, a few things come to mind:


1) You’re busy rushing around / working all day anyway to enjoy the sun in the Summer


2) When it is hot and we’re out in the sun, we’ll put sun cream on (which may blunt the Vitamin D absorption but obviously has it’s benefits) and / or sit in the shade


3) We can’t absorb Vitamin D from the sun in the autumn and winter months


So it’s no wonder Public Health England have even recommended supplementing with Vitamin D3 in the Winter months


One thing I will say is that you need to make sure your vitamin D is Vitamin ‘D3’


and not ‘D2’


Because Vitamin D2 is not well converted into the ‘good stuff’


So, go for one like THIS ONE


I would also advise getting your Vitamin D3 levels checked by your GP first.


As you may not actually be deficient.


But, just some food for thought for your ‘hump day’


Because if you’re happy (and you know it)

 

Not only will you ‘clap your hands’

 

You’ll also have more energy to do the EXACT things that will – ultimately – help you ditch the love handles!


Best wishes,


Matt 


PS. Here’s that link to the Vitamin D3