Just Walk: (aka Don’t Like Exercising? Then Just Walk – It’s The Best Form of Exercise Anyway!)

I don’t particularly enjoy exercising. What I like even less than exercising is exercising in a gym in the ‘comfort’ of an air-conditioned, enclosed place. You run for miles and go nowhere. No fresh air. No sun. And, if you watch the News while running, no empty space to relax your mind as well as your body. I nearly forgot to mention… it costs quite a lot of money too – especially when you stop going as regularly as you started off when you joined. By now, you probably feel too guilty to cancel your gym membership because, really, you … Read The Full Article …

Shinrin Yoku: Take A Bath… In A Forest: The Art of Shinrin-Yoku

Don’t worry, this bath won’t involve your taking your clothes off in the middle of the forest! Forest Bathing (or Shinrin-Yoku) is a fairly recent Japanese pastime being also discovered by the Western World.  What Is Shinrin-Yoku? All it is, is walking amidst nature in order to benefit from all the airborne chemicals released by plants. Plants have been found to emit phytoncides that stop them from rotting and being attacked by insects. These phytoncides also have a very beneficial effect on human beings. Many studies have been conducted about the benefits of walking in forests (and its use as … Read The Full Article …

Vitamin D: Make Sure You Get Your Dose Of Vitamin D (Sun)…

We’ve been told for years to protect ourselves against the sun. Yet articles highlighting the risks of lack of sun have started to emerge. Why do we need the sun? We need it to synthesize vitamin D3. We get vitamin D3 mostly through the sun (and a small proportion through food). What If We Don’t Get Enough? Deficiency in vitamin D3 is associated with osteoporosis, heart disease, depression, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, some cancers (17 types), rickets, diabetes, hypertension, neuromuscular disorders,… Alternatively, too much exposure to the sun will lead to skin cancer. Yes. But the key word … Read The Full Article …