Join us at the Turning Stone Home Show this weekend!!!!!!!

Come and join the Home Pro experts and have the opportunity to have them help with your home improvement needs! Se all the new products for 2017 and ask about the huge factory incentive savings being offered right now! 

The Home Pro experts are always here for anyone who met us at the show and are still looking for some more information to help with their projects. Reach out to us by phone or by email and we will get back to you right away! 

Thank you for supporting Us at the Home Show!!!!

We had a great show and met many fantastic people  and have the opportunity to help them with their home improvement needs! Thank you for everyone who signed up for a free estimate!

The Home Pro experts are here for anyone else who met us at the show and are still looking for some more information to help with their projects. Reach out to us by phone or by email and we will get back to you right away! 

 

How to get your daily dosage of Vitamin D

Posted on November 9, 2015 by Pro Home & Sunroom

In today’s day-and-age of closed office spaces and climate change, it’s important to get as much Vitamin D as possibleAccording to Health Magazine, Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Recent research also suggests that getting enough Vitamin D helps protect against colds and fighting depression. If you are cooped up in your Pittsburgh home or office, you most likely don’t absorb enough vitamin D. Here are 12 ways to ensure adequate intake, as suggested by Health Magazine.

Being Under the Sun

 spurs the body to make vitamin D. According to Stephen Honig, MD, director of Osteoporosis Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, in NYC, “If you’re going to get [Vitamin D] from the sun, about 20-25 minutes of exposure is helpful.” The sun is less likely to provide your daily needs at high latitudes, in the winter, or if you’re older or dark skinned.

Click here for more ways to get your daily dose of Vitamin D.

 

SAD(Seasonal Affective Depression - It's a Real Thing

Some people experience a serious mood change during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. This condition is called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD is a type of depression. It usually lifts during spring and summer.

Not everyone with SAD has the same symptoms. They include:

  • Sad, anxious or “empty” feelings
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Changes in weight
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

SAD may be effectively treated with light therapy. But nearly half of people with SAD do not respond to light therapy alone. Antidepressant medicines and talk therapy can reduce SAD symptoms, either alone or combined with light therapy.

Learn more about fighting SAD.

 

 

* Featured Photo from endyourdepression.com, “Seasonal Depression is Not Just the Winter Blues.”

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