What is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and good for your health and mood? Negative Ions – those invisible molecules we inhale in abundance in “fresh air” environments associated with the mountains, waterfalls, and beaches.
Think about how you felt the last time you went to the beach – while just the change in surroundings itself can boost our mood – once Negative Ions from the air in these “fresh” surroundings reach our bloodstream, they are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.
While I am not condoning any of the claims countless advertisements for products out there make for products that produce Negative Ions in your home, shower, office, etc. - I do believe in the positive effects these invisible forces of nature have on our bodies. One of the best and easiest ways to get a dose of Negative Ions is to simply take a walk on the beach.
Another great option if you are in the Bay Area is to take a ferry ride on San Francisco Bay to Angel Island State Park or a Sunset Cruise with the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry in Tiburon, CA . Check out CaptainMaggie.com for the latest events and happenings on and around San Francisco Bay and Angel Island State Park.
Get your “Negative Ion fix” with Angel Island Ferry’s Sunset Cruises - you can bring along your own picnic dinner and your favorite beverage to enjoy with someone special and take in some of the most spectacular sights the Bay Area has to offer. Bon Voyage! Aprilanne
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition,California Living’s Health Expert, and author of “The Party Girl Diet,” available on Amazon.com so you can “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!” Hurley’s new book “The Sexy Abs Diet” will be available on Amazon this season! Visit SexyAbsDiet.com for pre-order updates and release date info.
Hurley is a registered Natural Foods Chef with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move/Chef’s Moves to Schools Program, and contributes health and nutrition focused articles in her role as the Examiner’s San Francisco Nutrition Examiner.
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