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’ to build and protect your own and your family’s physical and mental health all year round.
Some factors that can influence your individual light ideal:
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, or somewhere in-between
The natural and artificial light you’re exposed to where you spend your time
Where in the world you are and its weather patterns
How sensitive you are to changing seasons
Your gender, age and race
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 every 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
- Three-quarters of UK adults experience sleep problems
- Our light nutrition needs can change across the day, week, month and year as well as across our lifetime
Looking for some quick tips to start making positive changes right now?
Our top tips are a mix of physical, mental and environmental changes you can make to help you live life to the full – and most of them are completely free to do!
Click the image to download a PDF copy of 10 ways to live your light ideal – feel free to print it out so you can keep it somewhere handy to remind you (no sign-up required).