Vitamin D, Daylight Saving Time & Our GOOD Health!
Daylight Saving Time Is GOOD for Us!
Recently, we turned our clocks back one hour since we're heading into winter. Personally, I don't like it. It's so dark at 6 p.m. that it feels like midnight and it makes the day feel soooo long.
Now there's even more reason to dislike this time change. Mayer Hillman, Policy Studies Institute, Britain, conducted a study in Scotland. He found that by switching to Greenwich Mean Time plus one hour (GMT+1) in winter and GMT+2 in summer gave people 300 hours more sunlight.
Sunlight is important to our good health!
* The study's findings were published in the British Medical Journal.
Why We Need Daylight Saving Time
Sunlight is important to maintain Vitamin D levels. When Daylight Saving Time is ended, our levels of Vitamin D decrease. We also tend to exercise less--not good!
Hillman said that people feel better when it's lighter, in summer, and that rates of illness fall. The opposite holds true in winter.
Furthermore, it wastes energy since we need electricity to light the time that was previously illuminated by daylight.
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
Countries like Britain and Russia are considering legislation to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. I agree... We should do the same!
Vitamin D and exercise are critical to our good health and here's a point that can't be overlooked: It costs nothing to implement Daylight Saving Time and make it permanent!
We just need to write those people in Congress! So let's do it!