At this time of year, I used to be one of the many thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, well let’s go for it – millions – of people who struggled with effects of the lack of daylight hours. It’s dark when I get up and it’s dark when I leave the office. And, as with so many of us who are generally tied to our desks for work, the lack of light I believe interfered with my concentration, my mood and my general wellbeing. And I guess it’s very conceivable that the ripple effect of this “interference” will have touched upon my colleagues, family and friends. Now, I don’t want to overplay this. I wasn’t like a bear with a sore head during the winter months; but I will say I definitely struggled to operate at 100% all of the time.
I have a vision of a time when doctors could become increasingly engaged with the benefits of regular, controlled UV exposure and will refer people to their local professional salon to get it.
In the tanning industry since 1982, Gary Lipman is Managing Director of the UK subsidary of Ergoline, and runs Ergoline Plus, the exclusive distributor for a wide range of sunless products & spray systems. He is also Chairman of the UK’s Sunbed Association & a European Sunlight Association member.
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