Tanning Can help You Beat The Inversion Effects

Seasonal TanningWhile the winter inversion has taken hold of Salt Lake City early this year, Orem has been a little less clouded in. However, when an inversion begins or comes on full force, it’s time to do something about it. Inversions aren’t only bad for your physical health, they are bad for your mental health as well. To combat the effects, try getting up into the mountains for a while. Head to St. George, or, if you can’t get away, try tanning in Orem.

The Mountain Escape

January is a great time to hit the slopes in Utah. It’s just a bit on the cold side for those out-of-town visitors and the resorts typically see a drop off in visitors after the New Year. If you’re a skier, there’s no better time for fresh snow and short lift lines. There are many resorts to choose from. Some offer everything from a shuttle ride in from the parking lot to gourmet cookies and hot cocoa. Other offer fewer amenities but still have great runs. Whatever resort you pick, be sure to spend as much time as you can on the slopes and not inside the lodge.

If skiing isn’t your thing, and it’s surprising how many Utahans are missing out, then you can try snow shoeing or simply hiking. A walk in Park City is better than a walk in the inversion. Take a little time off this weekend and feed your body and soul in the world-class mountains of Park city.

St. George

While St. George has experienced a own cold spell this year, it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth a trip down. You can spend hours hiking in Snow Canyon or riding 4-wheelers on groomed trails. Zion’s canyon is always open and always a treat. When you go during a different time of year, you’ll get a whole different vacation.

If you dress warm, you may be able to golf. But, you can always pop over to Mesquite for an afternoon on the greens. Not only will you breath in healthy air and combat the effects of the inversion, you’ll work muscles you haven’t worked in a while. A little exercise is always a good thing.


Because people spend so much time indoors, it can be difficult for their body to produce enough Vitamin D. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that Vitamin D is essential for the formation, growth, and repair of bones, for calcium absorption and proper immune function. It’s no wonder people get sick more often in the winter. If they aren’t getting Vitamin D to help their immune system then they are susceptible to viruses and colds.

Vitamin D can also help you maintain a healthy body weight, think straight, and decrease asthma symptoms. Your body can’t produce the vitamin unless you are exposed to UV rays. If you can’t spend enough time in the sun, responsible tanning in Orem is an alternative. A short visit a couple of times a week can give you the boost you need to feel healthy and strong, inversion or no.


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