Here’s a random sample of the kinds of things populating my (sometimes mental) “Three Things” list for winter health…
♥ Vitamin D3, 1000 mg every morning. My internist is pushing these things as though she gets a kickback from the vitamin manufacturers. Dosage is determined by the latitude at which you live – Wisconsinites, in winter, need 1000 mg per day, according to my doc, who was armed with studies and statistics about the benefits, which include the prevention of various illnesses, including Seasonal Affective Disorder, depression, and, anecdotally, ADD. There are those who beg to differ, but I figure it can’t hurt, so I’m on it.
♥ The stairwell near my office at work, instead of the elevator. Both up and down. A truly little thing, but a good one during the afternoon slump.
♥ An extra run on my own each week, instead of wimping out when I don’t have my buddy to run with. Yesterday, I ran two miles as fast as I could sustain a pace – there’s probably a fancy running name for this, but whatever it is, it made me feel great all day.
Happy Tuesday, all. How’s it going for you?