• Donnington Grove

Bringing you the Summer Sun

At Consol, getting your dose of winter sunshine has never been easier.

Are you feeling sad this winter?

It’s not surprising with the lack of daylight, sunshine and warmth. We get up for work in the dark, return home in the dark and the only daylight we see is out of out of the office window. A lack of sunlight can not only make us feel a little sad but more seriously, it can give us SAD.

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as ‘Winter Depression’, is caused by a part of the brain not working properly, due to reduced exposure to sunshine. The symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include a low mood and depression, irritability, a complete lack of energy and drive, cravings for carbohydrates, weight gain and wanting to sleep longer than usual.

If you’re finding yourself swapping the treadmill and your five a day for a bowl of pasta on the sofa in the evenings, SAD could just be at the root of the cause.
A range of treatments are recommended for SAD including getting as much sunlight as possible, exercising regularly and managing stress levels. Some GPs will even prescribe a light box to mimic sunlight to ease the symptoms of the condition.

We operate with world class sunbeds from the leading supplier Ergoline and unrivalled tube technology. All of tubes operate the safe limit of 0.3 which has been measured to be the same as the Mediterranean midday sunshine and promotes deep tanning without the risk of burning.

In additional to benefitting from a little sunlight in the winter, UV light is also the best source of Vitamin D on the planet and between the months of October and March in the UK, we are unable to make any of the sunshine Vitamin at all due to the absence and weakness of the outdoor rays. Vitamin D itself has been attributed to the prevention of plenty of diseases including colon cancer, depression, high blood pressure, breast cancer, fibromyalgia, prostate cancer, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), PMS, arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes and osteoporosis.

UV exposure can also improve energy, enhance appearance, promote clear and even skin tone, cure skin complaints such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and elevate mood. Consol is convenient, accessible, clean and safe and open all 7 days a week from early until late. With no appointment necessary, customers can create their membership for free by registering at www.consol.eu and then verifying their age in store at our remote sign up station. Once a member, customers can use the facilities in over 40 studios throughout the South and Midlands.