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Combating the Change of Seasons

Posted by The Alaska Club | Oct 8, 2018 10:12:41 AM

The termination dust has settled, cruelly taunting that winter is indeed coming. The upcoming winter season offers little light, which can result in vitamin D deficiencies, which can be so severe at times, many develop seasonal affective disorder. The acronym appropriately spells out SAD. Symptoms of SAD can include anxiety, sleep deprivation and depression.

Luckily, there are three simple solutions to combat Vitamin D deficiencies:

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Nutrition

You can increase your energy just by eating the right foods. Fatty fish, egg yolks, fortified milk, orange juice, yogurt and mushrooms are Vitamin D rich goods. Incorporate these into your diet and you should notice a change in your energy and mood in just a few days.

Vitamins

You can also get Vitamin D by taking daily supplements. Vitamin D3 is a great on-the-shelf supplement. However, we recommend consulting your doctor for appropriate dosage, especially if you are currently taking any medication.

Tanning

An indoor tanning bed can stimulate production of Vitamin D in our bodies. See if our tanning beds are included in your Alaska Club membership.

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Not only can Vitamin D provide you with more energy, but it can also improve your mood, boost your immune system, increase bone health, promote weight loss and improve resistance against diseases. The winter months can be long, but they don’t have to feel so difficult if you’re maintaining your vitamin D levels. If you have any questions, consult The Alaska Club’s personal trainers, and don’t forget to ask about our packages that include tanning and other amenities. And stay tuned for our pop-up nutrition classes coming your way!

Topics: Nutrition, mental health, healthy living, winter

Written by The Alaska Club

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