Here is a sad fact of my life. I have been Vitamin D deficient for several years now (as many people in this modern-day office life). I moved to Los Angeles for a new job. Unfortunately, I am now even more deficient in Vitamin D. If this were a syllogism question on a standardized test, there would be something very wrong with that test question. Los Angeles is supposed to be Vitamin D rich with all that sunshine. Even in an “El Nino” year, Los Angeles hasn’t seen that much rain. There is plenty of sunshine here. So much so, that my body should just be soaking it in in droves. What is my problem? I work in a fairly windowless office space.
Los Angeles, despite, the television and film images of palm trees, sun an beach, has a lot of industrial areas. These industrial areas have office spaces that are closed up, former warehouse/factory spaces. Subsequently, there are people that live here that do not see such sun during the day. This is a grand travesty How can we live in this sun-rich location and be immersed in darkness all day? I must say this environment is a bit depressing. I get to come home to a great sun-soaked apartment that has a pool. However, I often come home late after the sun has set.
While at work, I often feel a need to do an energizer. I feel the need to walk around and talk to people. I feel the need to run around. I feel the need to dance at times. This desire to move is to get energy flowing through my veins. If I can’t get the sun-rays to kickstart my cells, I need to engage in a different form of energy-acceleration.
Even though some might find me strange, I keep moving in the office. I may even at one point bring in a hammer and build out a skylight. Why not? It is almost criminal to work in Los Angeles and have no sun exposure. We need to energize. We should demand sun access!