It rained last night in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia. With the rain comes Cleansing and Renewal. Did you know that rain stirs up NEGATIVE IONS in the atmosphere? You may be wondering, what exactly is a negative ion?
Negative Ions are “tasteless, odorless and invisible molecules that we inhale” when we are in environments that contain moving water (e.g., rain, waterfalls, rivers, beaches). “Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.”
What are you waiting for?
Go outside and enJOY the HEALTH BENEFITS of RAIN!
Reference: Mann, D. (2014). Negative ions create positive vibes. WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/health/20140301/rain-brings-health-benefits