I found some old muscles that hadn't
been used for several months it seems, as the first
nice day that we have seen in a while, drew me to
the yard to rake a few brown spots, sneak a peek in
the ornamental pond, pick up some twigs, pines cones
and other bits of winter debris and believe me, the
hamstring doesnít stretch like it once did.
Of course everything involves bending over so the
burst of energy was short lived. So it was
back to the armchair, next to a cozy fire to watch
the last round of The Arnold Palmer Invitational
from Bay Hill.
My favourite reading material these days is, of
course, Legion Magazine and I happened to pick up an
old copy which featured an article on our need for
Vitamin D as we, who are among the aging generation,
seem to be spending more time indoors and
particularly during the long winter months of fewer
daylight hours and consequently reduced sun exposure
from which we receive our Vitamin D requirement.
With the depleting Ozone layer, we are more
vulnerable to cancer causing burns so we lather
ourselves in sunscreen, wear hats and cover-ups, or
stay in the shade. Little thought is given to
our solar power requirements that keep our systems
balanced and metabolize our daily nutrients.
Those who are fortunate enough to go south for the
winter, have a definite advantage and they come home
energized. They are able to continue walking,
riding, golfing, swimming, have access to an
unlimited supply of fresh fruit and vegetables and
just generally able to get more outdoor exercise and
yes, sunshine. But, for the rest of us, we can
take a daily supplement until we can get out on the
land, then start slowly with 15 minutes of sun at a
time without sunscreen, mornings preferably while
the sun is still at an angle and we can slowly
acclimate ourselves. What could be easier?
Now I have a cupboard full of supplements and I know
I should be taking them on a regular basis but most
days I just plain FORGET! That's bad because I
canít even remember to take my Ginko Biloba that
is supposed to improve my memory so I will remember
to take my vitamins! Cheeez!
Our Spring Turkey Raffle was a great success as was
our Spring Fling Dance featuring Dave Burden and by
the time you read this, you will still have time to
make our Good Friday Perch Dinner on March 29th at
4:30 pm, tickets will be sold at the door. See
you all there!
Lynda Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations Officer
Branch 142, Dunnville