Spending time outdoors is calming, grounding and a key factor in improving mood.
- Fresh air contains oxygen that will make you feel awake, alert and ready to take on the day.
- Negative ions, which are released by water and plants, help improve health. Positive ions, created by electronics, air-conditioners, pollution, cigarette smoke, closed air in houses or office buildings can be harmful to health.
- Exposing yourself to the sun for 30 minutes a day is essential for getting vitamin D. Vitamin D is especially important for Canadians since much of our population is deficient.
Notes from our Nutritionist
Dandelion Foods’ own nutritionist, Morgan, has accepted the 8-week Summer Challenge and is providing updates on how she’s finding it. Here’s her notes from Week 2. And if you missed Week 1, you can find them here. You can also follow her on this page or on Instagram or Facebook.
In the summer, I find it easier to get outside. I try to do 15-20 mins walk daily. I found a cute little trail near where I work which makes it easier to get out in nature and away from the hustle bustle of the busy workplace.