I think I suffer from Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) as I tend to get down this time of year. The best solution of all if the weather permits is to go outside when the sun is shining. Open the curtains, spend at least 30 minutes every day outdoors.
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When going out in the sun, you are encouraged to put on sunscreen and wait a half an hour before going out. However, sunscreen blocks Vitamin D production completely. 15 minutes of sun gives you all the Vitamin D you need for a day, My DW and I go out for 15 minutes of sun early in the day, then
put on sunscreen and stay in the shade for 30 minutes, sometimes reading a good book. After that, we can enjoy our pool or garden, really do anything on a sunny day, and have our Vitamin D, too. Adequate levels of Vitamin D help prevent depression and makes you happier.
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