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What do you do to keep the winter blues (blahs) at bay?????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hoosiermomma, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the winter season quickly approaching, what do you do to keep from getting these.....[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Vitamin D 3. It has to be the "3"(cholecalciferol), not the 2. 3,000 IU a day. Many many americans are deficient in it and in the wintertime, we get even less from the sun. Helps with fibromyalgia too in many cases.
    I used to take it only in the wintertime, but my doctor has told me to take it year-round.
    Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, so you can get toxic; but rarely at levels below 10,000 IUs a day.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Vitamins, every flavor of tea, and most importantly- piesporter! [​IMG]
     
  4. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light. Winter blues have to do with a gland in the back of our eyes that do not get enough light. If can change the lights in your house to full spectrum CFLs it really helps. I get a bit of the winter blues myself. On sunny days, I always feel better. If you can move to CA, AZ or FL that is even better [​IMG]

    Here is a link http://www.gannett.cornell.edu/healthAtoZ/healthAdvice/winterBlues.html
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Thanks for posting this.

    I am dreading the time change next week. When the days end early, my blues kick in quick and hard.

    I have already upped my 'D' but need to go check and make sure its the right one...thanks Gritsar for the info.
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I am loaded up on fabric, thread, patterns, jigsaw puzzles and more memory for my computer and wood for the stove!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Quote:When they kick in, pm me, I'm sure I'll be right there with you. [​IMG]

    I will definately get some Vit. D and change the light bulbs. It's amazing how shorter daylight hours, very little sun and not being able to get outside can affect your mood. I am very outdoorsy but cannot stand the cold.

    If all of my family wasn't within an hour of me, I would move more south in a second. (Anyone down south want to send some ocean water and beach sand?) I do have a brother in Montana but I would want his weather for anything. LOL
     
  8. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also dread the upcoming time changes and it really does affect me. I try to look at it as a time that I can do things that I wouldn't otherwise do in the summer when it's hot.

    I try to bake, rather then buy breads. It seems to give the house a more homey feel, and helps it stay warm. Baking roasts, making stews and soups. Crocheting or knitting. Using any free time during the day to enjoy the light.
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:When they kick in, pm me, I'm sure I'll be right there with you. [​IMG]

    I will definately get some Vit. D and change the light bulbs. It's amazing how shorter daylight hours, very little sun and not being able to get outside can affect your mood. I am very outdoorsy but cannot stand the cold.

    If all of my family wasn't within an hour of me, I would move more south in a second. (Anyone down south want to send some ocean water and beach sand?) I do have a brother in Montana but I would want his weather for anything. LOL

    I'd surely send you some sun, ocean water and beach sand, for a little cold weather down here! Its always just to hot for me! Go figure, and I was born here! [​IMG]
     
  10. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    Martinez, CA
    I'm with Terrie and citrusdreams. I only tolerate winter, unless I can make really sumptious soups and stews, and have a nice fire. Then, it's enjoyable.
     

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