Spending time outside can help to boost your mood and reduce stress.
Outside we are exposed to these really cool molecules in the air called negative-ions. These ions cause an increase in serotonin levels in our body, resulting in a positive effect on our mood.
Negative-ions are more abundant near bodies of water, such as the ocean, rivers, or waterfalls. This explains why you feel so good after being at the beach all day.
So, the next time you are feeling a little down or stressed try taking a step outside, take in a deep breath, and let nature help you relax.
be better...be balanced
Smoothies are an easy way to get many of the nutrients and minerals into your diet that are required daily for your optimal health and well-being. There are many nutrient dense ingredients that can be blended together to create a meal or a snack that taste great. Smoothies are an especially creative way to sneak veggies in for those picky eaters and can help to start your day off on the right foot. Packing smoothies full of nutrient dense foods can help to balance mood, increase concentration, and help you to be more focused throughout the day.