Good evening, my fellow just-doing-our-best-to-stay-fit golfer!
Alright, so while we’re between episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on HULU, let’s talk a little more about the “sunshine vitamin”, aka Vitamin D – cleverly nicknamed as we get most of it from the sun.
BUT, with the winter season fast approaching. And daylight savings a few days gone, it becomes even more important that we stay on top of getting the vitamin D we need to support our health and fitness goals.
In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that my energy level is down just after dinner.
Part of the problem is that my circadian rhythm is off b/c my body thinks it’s later than it is.
The other side of the equation is that, because it’s been getting dark much earlier, I’m not getting nearly as much vitamin D as we do during the spring and summer months.
So, it gets most of the headlines for being a super immune-function booster, but also contributes to our overall health:
- Helps with bone remodeling and growth
- Helps control muscle contractions (and decrease spasms)
- Helps reduce inflammation
- Helps keep us in a good mood
Now, there is no greater source of vitamin D than the sun, but while we’re stuck inside for the next few months, there are some foods we eat to try to keep up our levels:
- Salmon (or oily fish)
And like anything else, if you struggle to get your daily dose, I highly recommend using a vitamin D supplement like this.
It’s a liquid that I keep in the refrigerator. Then, take about a teaspoon every day.
Don’t tell the nutrition people, but I just squirt it into my mouth after lunch. I mean who has time to wash a spoon?
Hey, some of the things we learned in college actually stuck:)
I’ve been taking it for the last two years during the flu season (aka vitamin D deficiency season).
And I have noticed that it keeps me from the usual, annoying cold that lasts for weeks.
I should probably take it all year – my wife gives me the hard sell to always take it like her – but haven’t yet built that habit.
Alright, that’s about all I’ve got for you.
Here’s to staying healthy this winter!
Hit ‘em straight,
PS – If you have any questions about nutrition and supplements our Crew takes, please let me know.
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