Tip of the day, get outside!!

It has long been shown that gradual and consistent exposure to light by being outside, yields similar,  if not greater benefits than a gradual and consistent program of exercise yields.

Gentle exposure to the suns natural rays produces possibly greater benefits than partaking in regular exercise.

A series of regular but short exposures to natural light has been shown to:

1) decrease the resting heart rate

2) drop blood pressure

3) lower blood sugar levels

4) decrease blood lactic acid levels

5) increases endurance, strength and energy.


It can also increase the bodies ability to carry and utilise oxygen and increase your tolerance to stress.

Regular exposure to light stimulates your immune system, and can increase enzyme activity in the body by up to 400%

Now I must stress, for all the benefits of light you cannot wear sunglasses, the eyes themselves must be exposed to this light.

Living in Queensland I recommend exposing your skin to the early morning rays, ideally between 5-8.30am and the late afternoon rays 4-6pm. The sun is so intense in our summer that the burn time can be as low as 12 minutes during these times and thats for someone with olive complexion.

Download the app on your phone called dminder, it allows you to load your own skin tone, and can advise you on burn times to play it safe.

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My name is Blair Harvey and I have had the pleasure of working at one of Australia's best Health Retreat's for the past fourteen wonderful years. Over those years I have had the delight of working with a spectacular kitchen team, we all have an immense passion for cooking good healthy food that is unique and tantalizing to your taste buds. Together we have not only developed our skills in cooking wholesome, nourishing and out right delicious foods, but we have been committed to broadening our knowledge of healing with whole foods and exploring the beauty of healthy living. Because of our enthusiasm in the benefits of foods and there healing properties I developed a blog to help us SHARE what we have learnt with the rest of the world.

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