Light nutrition for organisations.
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. It presents a challenge for you as an organisation – how do you keep everyone happy? We invite you to encourage your people to ‘live their light ideal’ with some simple strategies.
Some factors that can influence an individual’s light ideal:
Whether they are an early bird or a night owl, or somewhere in-between.
The lighting in your building.
Where in the world your building is and its weather patterns.
How sensitive they are to changing seasons.
Their 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 and how does it affect our productivity?
- What changes can I make to help my team improve their light nutrition?
- Where can I direct my team to get support for Seasonal Affective Disorder and Vitamin D deficiency?