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November 5, 2010 7:14 AM Subscribe
Help me get a solar recharge during the winter!
posted by bunji to health & fitness (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
For the past ten years, I've been living where the nights are long and the days are gray in winter (Seattle), and it finally became tough to endure a couple of years ago, even with a light box and vitamin D and regular exercise all the usual remedies.
Now I'd like to try jaunts to sunnier climes, and have a few questions.
This is a new tactic, so I'm curious about other peoples' S.A.D.-related winter sun-seeking: How far south did you need to travel? How long did you stay? For how long do you feel the effects lasted? Any other tips for getting the most out of this?
(Obviously, this will likely vary widely from person to person, but I'm hoping to cobble together a general idea of what to shoot for, hopefully without breaking the bank.)