3 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Energy and Immunity
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You know this already, but I'm going to tell you anyway because it's especially important right now. You need to go outside and move your body. You need the sunshine. And you need the fresh air. Believe me you wont regret it. And every cell in your body will thank you for it.
That's really all you need to know. The TLDR as they say. Honestly, you could stop reading and shut your computer, so I'll just drop the pretty picture of the great outdoors right here to inspire you to leap into action. Yeah, now.
Still here? Okay, since you seem to need some convincing, let me give you a few details from the science on this to bolster my case.
1. Move Your Body
I shouldn't have to tell you that exercise is good for you, but there's a common misconception that it's all about losing weight or building muscle. But just because it burns calories doesn't mean it reduces energy. Au contraire. In fact, getting your body moving increases your energy in several important ways.
First, it increases your metabolism which means even at rest you'll simply feel more alive.
Second, and this is especially true if you push your body a bit, go that extra mile, the necessary recovery will actually induce a deeper sleep, which will in turn result in you being just a bit more bright eyed and bushy tailed the next morning.
Third, if you burn more calories than you eat, then your body will tap into your fat reserves, and that's like a spare tank of gas. This is why the keto freaks are always running around like they're on speed; they're literally burning a different fuel than the rest of us; ketones instead of carbohydrates. This extra energy source can be pretty exhilarating.
Finally, the more you exercise the better your cardiovascular system functions, and this means more blood flow, which means more oxygen to every cell in your body, which is just like fanning the flames of your inner fire. You feel me? Okay that's number one.
It's not just for plants anymore. Maybe you've heard of the "sunshine vitamin", and maybe not. But just in case you've been living under a rock, let's shed some light on the matter, and on your skin.
According to PubMed, "Exposure to sunlight continues to play a major role in providing adequate vitamin D nutrition for most of the population of the world, including those who live in countries that practice fortification of dairy, margarine, and cereal products with vitamin D. During exposure to sunlight, the high-energy UV photons (290-315 nm) penetrate the epidermis and photolyze 7-dehydrocholesterol (provitamin D3) to previtamin D3." Why does this matter? Well, because Vitamin D is a powerful antiviral and most people don't get enough of it. That's why. Also, you don't need to go wait in the crazy lines at the store to get sunshine, so this is kind of a no-brainer.
Speaking of brains, it's good for those too. According to Dr. Robert J. Przybelski, a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as quoted in this Scientific American article, “We also know vitamin D activates and deactivates enzymes in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid that are involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and nerve growth.”
And, as if that weren't enough, it also helps build strong bones. Crazy, right? If you need proof, just check this research paper published on PMC, "Vitamin D has long been recognized as essential to the skeletal system... [and] is known for its traditional role in bone mineralization and calcium homeostasis." They write this as if we all know this already. Oh, it's "long been recognized." I didn't know this until just now. And now you know.
3. Clear The Air
I was going to write about all the miraculous effects of fresh air. On the body. On the mind. On the soul. On your sex life. But honestly, Abigail Wise has already written it all in this brilliant article on HuffPost, Why Getting Fresh Air Is So Good For You. "Spending time in fresh air, surrounded by nature, increases energy in 90 percent of people," she writes, citing research by Richard M. Ryan. And elsewhere, "even a simple walk outside can raise your immune system. " And not just the fresh air, but the smells that are in it, for example, "flowers, like lavender and jasmine can also lower anxiety and up your mood." But seriously, you should just read her article. Highly recommend. Plus it has tons of links to the science that I don't want to copy. The point is that fresh air is good for you and you should go get some. So what are you still doing on the computer? Seriously, get outside.
Okay, class dismissed.