ON THIS NEXT TO LAST DAY of vacation (tomorrow you’ll already be mentally getting back to everyday life) ask yourself if there is anything you wanted to experience in the name of relaxtion before the week is over. Okay, it must be something that is within the realm of the possible given the remaining time. How about watching a sunrise and a sunset as if each were a special EVENT? Check the times, find an ideal spot for viewing, bring items that will increase the enjoyment for you and others invited ‘guests’: something comfortable to sit on, yummy to munch, and special to drink. Bring a camera!
There are indications of health benefits to this experience (see link below), but this post is not about the objective science of this kind of activity but the subjective pleasure many experience at these times of the day.
What if it’s going to be overcast or cloudy? Think of extending this aspect of vacation into the next week. Determine in advance when you can get outside for one or both of these events, when the sky will be right for it, and schedule your day to accommodate a viewing by yourself or others. Unlike winter, the times of the sun’s rising and setting in summer still mostly fall outside the times many report to work, school, or other commitments.
“Exposure to Early Morning Light Could Help You Lose Weight”; Brian Nelson reports on a study by Northwestern University for MNN (Mother nature Network) http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/exposure-to-early-morning-light-could-help-you-lose-weight
RUN (OR NOT ON VACATION) HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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