Light nutrition for individuals.
How much light we need, the type we need and at what time of day is what we mean by ‘light nutrition’. It’s individual to you, so we encourage you to ‘live your light ideal’.
Some factors that can influence your individual light ideal:
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, or somewhere in-between
The lighting where you spend your time
Where in the world you are and its weather patterns
How sensitive you are to changing seasons
Your gender and age
Did you know…?
- When we don’t meet our light nutrition needs we can experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Winter Blues – nearly a third of the UK adult population do for up to half of each year – affecting our energy, mood and productivity
- We’ve become an indoor generation, spending 90% of our time indoors – contributing to an estimated 20% of adults and 16% of children being Vitamin D deficient which leads to a range of physical and mental health issues
- Our light nutrition needs can change across the day, week, month and year as well as across our lifetime
Some questions we can answer:
- Why is light important to our wellbeing?
- What changes can I make to improve my light nutrition?
- Where can I get support for Seasonal Affective Disorder and Vitamin D deficiency?